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Old 06-20-2014, 02:20 PM
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New tie rod problem

Installed new tie rods today. I messed up and pumped too much grease into one of the boots. This created a pin hole where the grease leaked out.

Is this fixable? ...do I need to replace the tie rod again? ... maybe it'll be ok?

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Old 06-20-2014, 02:56 PM
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Pin hole in the boot? Just replace the boot. You can buy 'em by the dozen, Energy Suspension makes them. Might find singles at the FLAPS.
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:58 PM
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Oh ok ...just that simple? It's my first time doing tie rods and I wasn't sure.

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Oh you're the dude who posted last week; did you end up getting the NAPA parts? Retail, at the store? Shoot, I'd just go in with the boot and explain what happened, maybe they'll consider it a defect and swap it for you. Seems like a new boot shouldn't do that even with overdoing it on the grease gun, unless you really gorilla-muscled the lever, or used a power grease gun.
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Yeah, got NAPA parts (online). The boot is on the draglink ball that connects to the pitman arm. Don't really want to take it all apart for a boot. I'll just replace it. No worries.

I wasn't sure how much grease to put it so I kept pumping until I saw the boot start to bulb a little. Then I torqued down the castle nuts. I maybe I should have torqued down the nuts first THEN pump the grease.
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Yes, assemble, tighten, THEN grease. And you don't have to take anything apart to replace the boot. You pop the joint off with a joint tool and just pry the boot off.
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Yes, assemble, tighten, THEN grease. And you don't have to take anything apart to replace the boot. You pop the joint off with a joint tool and just pry the boot off.
Perfect ...thanks!
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technically it's just a dust seal
it wasn't designed to hold grease it just does that be default
if the pin hole is small I wouldn't worry unless it can let water and dirt in
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