"Peter S." wrote:
> Very good point. Doing this would change the alignment (toe) unless great
> care was taken to get it back exactly as it was. But I like this method
> idea better too.
> Peter S
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Douglas Braun & Nadia Papakonstantinou <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 8:05 AM
> Subject: Re: Steering rack bellows
> > Do you really need to disconnect the ball joints (I assume you mean the
> tie rod ends)?
> > Can't you simply unscrew the tie rod from the tie rod end while the tie
> rod end is still
> > in place? You have to remove the tie rod end form the tie rod any to get
> > the bellows on, right?
> > Doug
> > '72 Spit.
> > >> I am about to replace both steering rack bellows and I am looking for
> > >> to do the job properly and smoothly.
> > >
> > >I just replaed a set on a 1500 I'm restoring. It was not difficult I
> > >say you do
> > >NOT have to lift the road wheels off the floor.
> > >
> > >After loosing the ball joint nut, a good smack with a hammer on the side
> > >the steering
> > >arm usually does loosen the tapered bolt.
When I replaced mine, I counted the threads on each end and made sure to
put them back on in the same place. The alignment seems to be fine after
1 1/2 years.