[DML] Re: Steering rack boot installation
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[DML] Re: Steering rack boot installation



Ryan,

About two weeks ago I did this with the rack still in the car. To 
coin an english phrase it was a 'piece of cake'
This is a fairly easy job with the rack in the car, true it probably 
is easier with it out but certinally is not difficult with it left 
in situ. My only tip is to put the rack on full lock on the side you 
are working on, ie; make the rack the shortest lenth on the side you 
are working on. when you have the new boot on, Tie up the larger end 
and then squirt some gear oil in the small end of the boot. Then tie 
that end to. Hope this makes sence.

Chris
vin#4584

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxx> wrote:
> Dani,
> 
> On 9/23/05, stainlessilusion <5n-@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Sliding the new ones on huh? If you have the rack out of the car 
it's
> > that simple, but if you have it in-you will have one hell of a 
time
> > since the boots openings are smaller then the rack housing.
> 
> I must be missing something.
> 
> http://www.usadmc.com/dmcstore/images%5C520.gif
> 
> I don't see anything in the way of these boots, except perhaps the 
tie
> rod ends (which I'm also replacing). Last time I had the car up in 
the
> air and the wheels off, I also didn't see anything in the way. 
Looked
> like a simple matter and others have told me you just slide them 
on.
> What am I missing?
> 
> > The rack
> > takes gear old (what kind? 90W I think-I can't remember exactly, 
and I
> > used synthetic), and that's a chore to fill in the car also. So, 
if
> > you want to do it quick-take the rack out and install/fill 
everything.
> > Otherwise you'll spend more time trying to fill and get the 
boots on
> > then you would have taking the rack out. -----Dani B. #5003
> 
> So, once I get the boots on, I need to fill them with gear oil? 
How do
> I do that? There obviously aren't any openings, and they're just 
held
> on with clamps.
> 
> -Ryan







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