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I have been there too.
The oil can leak out if the boot is torn, or the bands that fix it to 
the axle and house are gone.
You have to replace put on new tie-rips on the boot's ends or have to 
replace the boot entirely.
This first is easy: just lift the car and replace the strips.
To replace the boot is more work (disconnect tie-rod end etc).
Adding oil: not too much work if you have small hands. Need to go 
into the trunk and lift off the cover at the driver's side (manual 
H:03:01). Unscrew the two screws on top of the rectangular plate 
(this is a narrow space, but it can be done). Carefully lift ff th 
plate and remove the spring and nylon block below it. You can add oil 
then (slowly otherwise it spills) with SAE 90, max. .3 US pint.
This latter part takes about an hour.
Replacing tie rips is done in a jiffy, when haveing to remove parts 
to exchange the boot, I only can guess.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "funkstuf" <funkstuf@...> wrote:
> Today, I took 4984 out for a drive and upon returning noticed a 
> oil leak near the drivers front tire under the tie Rod.  After 
> inspection it appeared that there were no brake line leaks, no 
> clutch or brake cylinder leaks but the Tie Rod boot was broken open 
> and it appeared that oil or hydraulic fluid had leaked out of 
> I did notice in the manual that one should place "1/3 of specifed 
> lubricant via the left end".  I've never had this off, so, I'm 
> calling for any available advice.  
> 1.) Is it possible this is the oil I saw leaking?  It sure looks 
> it.
> 2.) If so, how big is the job to fix this?
> 3.) What is the "specified lubrianct"
> 4.) Why would the lubricant leak?  I'm assuming the boot must have 
> covered a seal that has been damaged by dust or something.  
> Unfortunately, I have a Delorean Rally in two weeks and repairing 
> prior to this might be difficult.  What happens if I drive this car?
> All replies appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Dale Funk
> 4984
> 941

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