How to adjust the TDI fuel injection pump quantity adjuster with hammer mod

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From what research I have done and found on the internet, the quantity adjuster in my injection pump is bad. I'm thinking due to trash/metal particles under what is seen in the video. To my understanding, when the ignition switch is switched on, the QA needle should do a full sweep and return, this one sticks and then eventually returns. This is what I believe is causing a hard code of "17970 - Quantity Adjuster (N146) P1562 - 35-10 - Upper Limit Reached - Intermittent" This causes the car to surge at idle. If I am wrong or correct, post and let me know! :-)

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ALH injection pump quantity adjustment
Is your TDI engine shaking at idle? This was our solution. This can easily be misdiagnosed. A bad dual mass flywheel or bad clutch or clogged fuel filter, obstruction in the tank can have same symptoms. This pump was leaned way out but increase the idle and it went away. The customer put on a new fuel filter but made no difference. THANKS FOR WATCHING