[DML] Re: Ball joint boots, rack and p boots...
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[DML] Re: Ball joint boots, rack and p boots...



Keep an eye on the CV boots too. 

One of the projects we did this weekend was replacing a CV boot on Jim 
Reeves' high-mileage car - unfortunatly the old one had been cracked 
for years. When we degreased it a large amount of wear was evident from 
a couple of years of running with sand in the joint (the grease had 
obviously combined with water as well). Luckily Rich W came thru from 
his extensive collection of spare parts and found us a good used CV 
joint. Just for reference I opened up one of the others and it was 
fine, obviously all the wear was due to the one boot being open to the 
weather. 

Dave Swingle

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "stainlessilusion" <5n-@xxxx> wrote:
> Hey guys, I just got finished putting in new upper/lower ball joints, 
> tie rod ends, and rack & pinion boots. Roads here are just horrific, 
> and are chewing up my suspension and steering parts. Anyway, 
> everything's great with it, steers well and doesn't vibrate or 
> anything like that-but I'm more concerned with all of the rubber 
> boots. The boots on my lower ball joints only lasted a few months 
> before cracking and letting dirt in and the boots on my rack & pinion 
> are only about 2 years old but they've long been cracked and leaking 
> fluid (and what a pain they were to replace and refill let me tell 
> you!). Is there anything I can coat these rubber boots with that will 
> prevent the cracking from occurring? I do NOT want to do this work 
all 
> over again! ----- Dani B. #5003






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