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Garage => Mechanicals => Topic started by: raueda1 on 21 August 2019, 07:38 PM

Title: Tie rod end boots
Post by: raueda1 on 21 August 2019, 07:38 PM
The boots on a couple of my tie rod ends are slightly cracked.  Someplace I found replacement boot kits for not too much $$$.  Is there any reason not to replace the boots if the innards are still tight and clean? 

And then, if I do, will I need an alignment?  Seems like just popping the ends off and reinstalling wouldn't upset the geometry.  Comments welcome, thanks!
Title: Re: Tie rod end boots
Post by: Squiggle Dog on 21 August 2019, 08:20 PM
I've done this before. Just make sure you clean out any contaminants, and adding grease would be a good idea. It won't affect the alignment at all.
Title: Re: Tie rod end boots
Post by: raueda1 on 22 August 2019, 08:09 AM
I've done this before. Just make sure you clean out any contaminants, and adding grease would be a good idea. It won't affect the alignment at all.
Thanks Scott.