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



Makes great sense. Thanks Chris & Dani.

One last question: Is 90W gear oil the definitive solution?

-Ryan

On 9/25/05, Chris Williams <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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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