Mechanics

82 1.7 VW RABBIT BRAKE BOOSTER ROD ADJUSTMENT.(AT PEDAL)

1982 Volkswagen Caddy • 250 miles

Installed brake booster but adjustment is a complete mystery. Counterclockwise rotation of rod to extend?
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Malcolmspeakeasy
March 10, 2012.



Depending on which direction you are looking. If you look from the rod side onto the adjustment nut, it should be clockwise to shorten.


KHLow2008
Mar 10, 2012.
There is no adjustment nut. It is a rod with a clevis hole in it.


Tiny
Malcolmspeakeasy
Mar 10, 2012.
Oops! Wrong image!


Tiny
Malcolmspeakeasy
Mar 10, 2012.
If the rod is non adjustable, you would need to adjust the pedal height.

If the difference in length is too much, you would have to add spacers between the booster to mounted point.


KHLow2008
Mar 11, 2012.
Found out that it was not adjustable. The difference is too little! Crap! I have it working now but I'm used to the height it was previously. I might, in some manner, relocate the pin. The scenario where it is too long would be easily corrected by shimming the booster out as you suggested.


Tiny
Malcolmspeakeasy
Mar 11, 2012.
As long as you have clearance, it is ok. Insufficient free travel would be a problem.


KHLow2008
Mar 11, 2012.