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Old 08-25-2018, 10:39 AM   #1
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Torn Boot on Drag Link End

Is there any reason to worry about this torn boot? I'm not noticing any play in the steering. We are preparing for a trip and I thought I'd crawl under there and do a quick inspection myself. I've replaced the entire front end on my F250 so I'm not new to this but I've never done it on a rig this big and don't want to mess with it if it doesn't need repairing.

I'm guessing that the boot itself is not available (read in sarcasm). I saw prices of over 1K for an entire replacement drag link. Seems crazy to spend the $$$ unless it truly needs replacing.

I'd appreciate your input/thoughts.

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Old 08-25-2018, 11:27 AM   #2
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The one on my 95 Dynasty has been that way for 12 years. I just wipe off the old grease and grime, add new grease until it comes out clean. Wipe and repeat and good until next lube job.


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Old 08-25-2018, 11:43 AM   #3
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Actually if you search "drag link boot" there are some available. You will need dimensions for the one you need to replace. But for $4-6 you will have a new boot. It sounds like you already have access to a tool to separate the joint.

Start here : https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C....0.loCSr106eUs
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Old 08-25-2018, 11:52 AM   #4
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Grease is cheap...add more several times a year.
This post is my opinion, worth what you paid for it.
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:08 PM   #5
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Universal Tie Rod boots are available at most autoparts stores but you will need dimensions and may have to modify to fit.

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I appreciate the feedback.
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Old 08-25-2018, 02:39 PM   #7
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I had exactly the same thing happen .
When greasing the front I found the boot ( on mine it's actually a big donut )
I put a lot of grease thru it to drive out any dirt that may have been in it .

I was concerned about dirt getting in there and it seemed tight otherwise

so I put a large zip bag around it and secured and closed it with wire ties .
We went on our trip and I replaced it when we returned .
They are available on line but after checking a lot of parts stores I found one .

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This is what you need.

Part Number: 90.13127 Tie Rod Dust Boot Set (Heavy Duty)

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Old 09-02-2018, 10:09 AM   #9
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I've ordered the new dust boots but in the mean time, I went ahead with a previous suggestion to use some tire inner tube. Here is what it looks like. I've tested it and it turns nicely without binding.Click image for larger version

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