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Old 12-30-2004, 03:39 PM   #1
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Rally Stuff Tie rod boot/steering rack grease? Replacing torn boot.

Crossposting since I've gotten no responses and I need to finish this repair this evening.

OK, I'm replacing a torn tie rod boot on the rally car (steering rack end, not the knuckle end) and I'm trying to figure out what grease to use once I clean out all the grit and nasties (D3 below) as well as which specific points I should apply grease. The only reference I've been able to find on the board is this vague reference to not add more grease:

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You do not need any grease. Just leave whatever grease exists on the rack well alone.
The boot in question is the one pictured in the bottom-left hand corner that covers D3. The factory service manual says to use "genuine grease", but I'd rather just go to Advance Auto Parts or Auto Zone instead of spending some exuberant amount at my local dealer. Any suggestions?



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Old 12-30-2004, 04:55 PM   #2
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hmmm dont really have any suggestions
i used the factory kit when we did mine

we didnt add any grease...
but i would think if you feel you need to, that any bearing grease would work

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Old 12-30-2004, 05:42 PM   #3
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hmmm dont really have any suggestions
i used the factory kit when we did mine

we didnt add any grease...
but i would think if you feel you need to, that any bearing grease would work
OK, cool cool. Yeah, the kit North got me from Exeter didn't come with a grease pack. The only reason I'm considering adding more grease is because I used a Q-Tip to remove a lot of chunky nasty sandy congealed grease and I don't want to run out of lubrication.

Yeah, I figured normal bearing grease would be fine for the D3 ball joint, but I didn't know if anything special would be needed for D2 since I didn't want to use a grease that would react with or attack the current grease in there.

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