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Rack and pinion

Can u grease the inner tierod boots on a 2001 ranger i think i put to much and was worried it might get inside the rack and mess it up

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  • bobby spencer May 25, 2009

    well what i did was change the outer tierod but as i was doing that i see that a line going to the boot was off and the boot it self was off so i but the boot back on but i put greese in the boot and on the rack shaft i mean alot i haveent moved the steering wheel yet do u think i should remove the greese and try to most of it out also the little line hooking to the boot got some inside it i was wounder what the line was and will it hurt it and thanks for any help

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Hi, the inner tie rods on that truck are non-serviceable, pretty much, when they go there gone-the boots on the rack are sealed so there is no need for greasing. most newer cars do not have grease fittings on any factory parts.there is a small chance that the grease may bypass the seals and mess the rack up, but i dont see it happening. hope this helps and good luck

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  • Jason Phillips
    Jason Phillips May 25, 2009

    yeah, i would try to get most of the grease out, it can make a real mess if that boot comes apart later, instead i would suggest a product called AMSOIL MP, this is a spray-on metal protector and lube that actually dries, so it wont attract dirt.clean it up, put the MP on, put the boot on andhose clamp it if possible, if not nylon zip ties work fine just make sure u get them tight. and the little bit of grease in the line should be fine

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