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04-26-2003, 07:52 PM
Could u guys tell me how to put on the tie rod end boot (rubber boot for the tie rod ends), I torn mine using too much brute force with the tie rod separator.

04-26-2003, 09:46 PM
Here you go...

1. Remove the boot from the tie-rod end, and wipe the old grease off the ball pin.

2. Pack the lower area of the ball pin (A) with fresh multipurpose grease.

3. Pack the interior of the new boot (B) and lip (C) with fresh multipurpose grease.
-Note these items when installing new grease
--Keep grease off the boot installtion section (D) and the tapered section (E) of the ball pin.
--Do not allow dust, dirt, or other foreign materials to enter the boot.

4. Install the new boot (A) using the special tool. The boot must not have a gap at the boot installation sections (B). After installing the boot, check teh ball pin tapered section for grease contamination, and wipe if necessary.

Special Tool Required--Attachment, 42mm

04-26-2003, 10:09 PM
thanks... I ordered a helms like 2 month ago wit a check, but I've yet to received the manual. I think the mail was lost. Oh well... thanks for the help, appreciated.

04-27-2003, 01:14 AM
No problem, let me know if you need anything else....