[DML] Re: New Question
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[DML] Re: New Question

Only grease can come out of the tie rod end aka track rod. If the seal
is cracked/torn it is no biggy but it should be replaced quickly,
especially if you drive the car in the rain. Are you SURE the oil
stain is from your car? Are you SURE is is oil? Could it be
anti-freeze? As long as you are checking things it *could* be a
leaking front brake caliper so check it and check the level in the
master cylinder reservoir.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "funkstuf" <funkstuf@...> wrote:
> Today, I took 4984 out for a drive and upon returning noticed a small 
> oil leak near the drivers front tire under the tie Rod.  After 
> inspection it appeared that there were no brake line leaks, no master 
> 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 this.  
> 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 like 
> 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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