It's a simple enough task. Loosen the locknut on the tie rod ends
then seperate them from the tie rods. If you use a pickle fork you will
most likely ruin the boot on the tie rod end. The better method is to use
the type of seperator the screws down and forces the end apart.Be sure to
count the threads so that you can get things back to where they were. With
the tie rod end off you can remove and reinstall the boot.Takes about an
hour or so for the complete job.I shoot gear oil into the boot using a
glue syrenge from a wood working store .By doing it this way I don't have
to get into pulling the top off the steering rack.
On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, doug russell wrote:
> I've got to do the same procedure on my 69C GT - And I just noticed that the
> boots on my 69 B Roadster are cracked as well. So if anyone has a step by
> step on this I'd appreciate seeing it as well.
> Dr. Doug
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> Subject: '70 GT - Tie Rod Ball Joints & Electrical Questions - 2nd
> I didn't receive any responses to my initial posting so I'm trying again.
> 1. Because the tie rod ball joint boots were trashed when I got my car, I
> intend to replace them (I.e., tie rod ball joints) in the near future (parts
> are ordered). Manuals suggest replacing the whole enchilada if the boots are
> torn so that's where I'm headed. Any advice before I dive in. I've read
> Haynes and Bentley and it seems fairly straight forward. Please help me from
> making a major screw-up.