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Old 03-24-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Tear in tie rod boot! What do I need to replace?

While doing an oil change last week, I observed that there was a tear in the boot that is on the tie rod near the steering rack (inner tie rod?)

Is it possible t o replace just the boot, or do I need to replace other parts as part of the assembly. What parts need to be taken apart and/or replaced?

The car is an 02 WRX.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:08 PM   #2
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it is possible to replace just the boot. All you have to do is take the tie rod end off and slip on a new boot full of grease, then clamp it down. Takes 30 minutes or so.

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Old 03-25-2008, 12:42 AM   #3
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it is possible to replace just the boot. All you have to do is take the tie rod end off and slip on a new boot full of grease, then clamp it down. Takes 30 minutes or so.

Tony
Your thinking of the boot that goes on ball joint of the tie rod end. I tore the boot that looks like the axle boot.
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:48 AM   #4
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No, he's talking about the inner tie rod boot. Separate the inner and outer tie rods, pull the old boot off, put the new boot on, do up its buttons. Taste and enjoy.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:11 AM   #5
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Are you getting any feed back from the suspension (has the joint fouled)?
Just curious, I've never had a Ball Joint or Tie Rod die on me before...
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re opening this thread. Same situation. Any specific grease to fill the boot with before installing?
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:43 PM   #7
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I too am curious what grease to use in the steering rack boot. I am about to replace an inner tie rod and boot just got the new ones in the mail today Any advise or links would be much obliged.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:36 AM   #8
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:22 AM   #9
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I too am curious what grease to use in the steering rack boot. I am about to replace an inner tie rod and boot just got the new ones in the mail today Any advise or links would be much obliged.
where did you order these from?
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:46 AM   #10
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subarugenuineparts.com is a good place to go.
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I don't think there is grease that goes into the steering rack boot. The only grease I used was to slip the boot over the rod itself. The steering rack boot is just a dust shield. Doesn't keep grease in like the cv boot.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:07 AM   #12
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I verified the above post at the dealer, just to make sure. The inner tie rod ball joint comes lubricated and requires nothing additional. I also put a little bit of grease around where the boot is snug on the tie rod. It needs to allow the tie rod to turn during toe adjustment.
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