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[help] Rear Tie Rod tweaked, grease all over inside of wheel

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  1. boost4me

    boost4me Banned

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    Need some help here. Left rear tie rod is tweaked, looks like its coming out of the socket and there was grease all over the inside of the wheel when I took it off. Seems to drive ok though.

    Can I just pull the cotter pin and nut off and snap it back in? Or is something broken?

    Thanks in advance!


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  2. boost4me

    boost4me Banned

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    Might have two problems... grease coming from the CV boot?


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  3. FiveOhJoe

    FiveOhJoe Member Established Member

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    Perfect time for a bumpsteer kit
     
  4. boost4me

    boost4me Banned

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    Bumpsteer kit on the rear?
     
  5. FiveOhJoe

    FiveOhJoe Member Established Member

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    Yes. MM and FTBR both offer kits that either replace the end link, or the whole assembly. I bought the MM basic kit for my car which is just the end links because my joints were looking pretty beat up. The heim joint will be better than the stock style
     
  6. TRBO VNM

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    Since boot is probably torn, might want to check and make sure the half shaft isn't damaged. It could be broken inside and what cause the boot to tear.
     
  7. Senkak

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    If the grease looks like smurf guts you probably have a torn boot.
     
  8. boost4me

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    smurf guts confirmed...

    Yeah so brought to the dealer yesterday, they are gonna replace the whole axle and tie rod under warranty.
     
  9. Senkak

    Senkak SVT Poster Established Member

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    "smurf guts confirmed..." That is funny!!!!

    Good deal on the warranty!!
     
  10. boost4me

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    Well that was cool, got the car back. Looked up the part numbers on FordParts.com and total came to $731.47 - if I had to do it myself I probably would have just done a boot and aftermarket bump steer, but looks like the warranty saved me a chunk of change. Figure at least a couple hours labor.

    So in all this job paid for half the extended warranty.
     
  11. FiveOhJoe

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    It would have been more. You can't do just a boot on a Cobra halfshaft. Ford only sells the whole thing
     
  12. boost4me

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    ah ok....

    man, can't believe how much the parts were.
     
  13. Senkak

    Senkak SVT Poster Established Member

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    There are seveal companies that sell replacement boots for the Terminator half shafts.
     
  14. tomsgarage

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    Who? I have two halfshafts with busted boots in storage and need to repair them.
     
  15. Senkak

    Senkak SVT Poster Established Member

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    I don't recall the names but this subject has been discussed several times in the past on here and MF.
    A quick search should provide the info you need.
     
  16. tomsgarage

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    Did a search, some of the posts are mine. DSS came up, bought some takeoff boots from them a while back. Got 3 from them but 2 had pinholes in them and saving them as a backup. Your post implies that they are readily available, but I am having no luck finding them. This information would not only help me but others with the same problem. Any help in pointing us in the right direction would sure help.
     
  17. nextime

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    Get the bumpsteer kit from FTBR, I just got it installed on my car. Part #FT 1860

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    Who they are ? Still search for inner boot
     
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    Just checking in to see if he had replied......sure would be nice to know.
     
  20. Senkak

    Senkak SVT Poster Established Member

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    DSS was one of the companies that sold replacement boots.
     

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