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The boot was broken on the right side at last night the sterring snapped as i was turning. what would it be that broke?

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If the boot you mentioned is on the drive axle, you have a broken C/V joint. You can either replace just the joint or the entire axle (not terribly expensive) with a remanufactured one, or find a good one in a scrap yard. To get the axle out you need to remove the brake assembly and bearing hub. It's not difficult but too long to write here. Instructions are in both haynes and chlton manuals.(good investment)
One tip is that when removing the axle nut, use a large one piece breaker bar and leave the wheel in place with the center cover removed for access, tire fully on the ground. Use a long pipe on the bar for leverage. The nut torque is about 175 foot lbs so it isn't easy to break it free. Also, when removing the hub bearing, use a cheap 12 point socket that you don't want anymore and place it over the bolt heads with the bolts backed out about 1/4", hammer on them to push the bearing housing out. Likely you will destroy the back end of the socket but the bolts will remain unharmed and re-usable. Thats what the manual doesn't mention. I generally spray silicone on the boot joint so it doesn't tear going through the hub bore. Suport the axle as it goes throjugh the housing and keep the splined end up so it does not catch the inner axle seal (inside next to the carrier) and push it out of place.
Other option is to have a shop do the work.

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It's called a tie rod or connecting rod end. See picture below. There are 2 ball joints on the right side--one in front and one in back of the axle. Once the boot is split, dirt enters the joint and begins to wear it rapidly. Have the end replaced and have the others checked as well. You should probably get an alignment after the steering is repaired. If you have any more questions, please let me know.

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Sounds like the boot protectant cover broke that keeps the road grime out and the good lubricants in , it is located on the r/s front axle covering the C.V. joint, this is not an easy job on the Jeep as once you manage to get the axle out, after having the vehicle jacked up, the r/s tire/wheel removed, the entire r/s disc brake caliper and rotor as well as the caliper brake support bracket removed, you will find the new axle assembly wont just slide in due to interference of the pressed upper ball joint.
The upper ball joint then needs to be driven out of its bore by means of a pneumatic air hammer and proper attachments, and a new pressed ball joint installed only after you install the new axle... parts are about 100.00 through Auto Barn but you need experience and proper equipment to attempt this repair, it is a bit labor intense.
If you have never replaced an axle like this before I strongly recommend you don't attempt doing it now unless you get some help from one who has done this before and can help you learn while doing the repair in the event to save some money, otherwise you may find all the parts off the vehicle and the job incomplete and you haviing to call a tow truck to pick it up and bring it to a shop to have the whole mess put back together, if this happens you made life a lot more misserable for yourself as well as the poor guy that has to round up all you did and figure where all the parts are and how they go back together which can increase a normal high repair bill to a quite extremely high repair bill with the price of a tow added to the mix.

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