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



Changing the boots (dust seals) on the tie rod ends won't affect the
alignmnet as long as you do not turn the tie rod end on the shaft to
the steering rack. If you unscrew the tire rod ends, say to replace
the boots on the steering rack, you must put them back EXACTLY or you
will change the Toe. If the tie rods are worn/loose, and you replace
them you should have an alignment done. To remove the tie rod end mark
with a paint spot and count the turns. Put it back exactly as it was
and you should be OK.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Joe OBrien" <joeyoseppijoe@xxxx> wrote:
> I am NO expert on alignment issues with cars, and this is a question
> that has bugged me.
> 
> If you take the tie rods off for example to install new steering rack
> boots, do you need to have the car aligned again?
> 
> I need to change my boots as well on 16851, and the car just had a 4
> wheel alignment 6 months ago. Straight as an arrow when driving. I'd
> hate to mess that up.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Joe O'Brien






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