The tie rod assembly is a brand new tie rod with a new tie rod end attached. These are OEM quality. This tie rod assembly fits the passenger side. This part is for VWs with power steering. If you have had a collision with a curb or a pot hole, or you are having trouble getting your alignment right, make sure you check your tie rod. The rod itself can be bent and/or the tie rod end can develop too much slack.
If you're trying to get the front suspension back to where it use to be, make sure to inspect your ball joints and replace if needed. Too much slack in the tie rod ends or the ball joints will result in shaky steering and the inability to align it properly. Check your year to determine the correct ball joint for your VW. (85-87 = #1958 or 88-92 = #1959)