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averyrm

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Location
Columbus, Oh
I'm installing a new clutch in a 17 PP GTI. After reinstalling the VAQ I noticed there is about 2mm of play in the axle cup in and out. The other side is flush against the transmission, it slid in fairly easily with a little rotation. The driver's side has zero play.

Does anyone know if this is normal?

Thanks!
 

Ridebjj

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Location
lasVegas
I'm installing a new clutch in a 17 PP GTI. After reinstalling the VAQ I noticed there is about 2mm of play in the axle cup in and out. The other side is flush against the transmission, it slid in fairly easily with a little rotation. The driver's side has zero play.

Does anyone know if this is normal?

Thanks!
I'm assuming you gave it a few raps with a dead blow / etc while reinstalling to be sure it was as far in as possible?

I did mine a few months ago, and I had the axle end up popping out of the VAQ completely (don't ask) and all the diff oil leaked right out. Derp.
So, I had to not only seat the axle back into the tranny, I had to push it through the cups/seals just to put it back to original step 1. Then of course add fluid back in.

I gave it a bunch of hits with the dead blow while turning it and that seemed to do the trick - no leaks, noises, etc since so I suppose it's G2G. I really don't remember if there was any play or not. I'm thinking...maybe?

I guess give it a few good smacks while twisting to be certain it can't go in any further and then call it good is all I can offer.
 

averyrm

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Location
Columbus, Oh
The cup is fully seated, and all of the fasteners are torqued appropriately. I have tried a deadblow and everything to ensure, there's still just a couple mm of play with everything locked down.
 

GTI Jake

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Location
Charlotte, NC
The cup is fully seated, and all of the fasteners are torqued appropriately. I have tried a deadblow and everything to ensure, there's still just a couple mm of play with everything locked down.
Did you have both cups out? Double check the other side?

Pictures/video are worth a thousand words as well
 
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