Rack&Pinon Boot Ripped? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-26-2008
Prerunner-Ranger's Avatar
Level I Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lancaster, CA.
Posts: 2,280
Rack&Pinon Boot Ripped?

Hey R-F,

I noticed on my way home from work today that the boot on my rack is ripped pretty good on the driver side.



Is this something to worry about right away? Any help would be appreciated
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-26-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posts: 202
I would replace ASAP.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-27-2008
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
^^yep.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-27-2008
john93rangerstx's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: WARWICK RI
Posts: 895
dont get dirt in there
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-27-2008
Prerunner-Ranger's Avatar
Level I Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lancaster, CA.
Posts: 2,280
I'll ductape it for now until I can get it replaced :)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-27-2008
ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Imperial Beach, CA
Posts: 4,502
damn that means you need to buy a 4x4 ranger
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-27-2008
Prerunner-Ranger's Avatar
Level I Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lancaster, CA.
Posts: 2,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranger View Post
damn that means you need to buy a 4x4 ranger
I know
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-27-2008
Mark98xlt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Parma Ohio
Posts: 13
its just a matter of time before it starts dumping power steering fluid which means youll need a new rack.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-27-2008
Prerunner-Ranger's Avatar
Level I Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lancaster, CA.
Posts: 2,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark98xlt View Post
its just a matter of time before it starts dumping power steering fluid which means youll need a new rack.
already replaced the rack once :(
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-27-2008
acortez's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 127
just boot it, I had the same thing. Went to autozone and got a generic power steering boot and cut it to fit over the existing one. If you try and replace the whole boot it seems like you need the specific boot. My boot seems to be holding up so far. It's a quick fix
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-27-2008
Prerunner-Ranger's Avatar
Level I Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lancaster, CA.
Posts: 2,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by acortez View Post
just boot it, I had the same thing. Went to autozone and got a generic power steering boot and cut it to fit over the existing one. If you try and replace the whole boot it seems like you need the specific boot. My boot seems to be holding up so far. It's a quick fix
How did you get it to stay on firmly? Zip ties?

Pics?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-27-2008
acortez's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 127
I'll try and take a pic and post it later, but I just basically cut the new boot in half maybe three quarters and took out the steering link and placed it over the torn one. It was real tight getting it on because of the accordion effect on the boot. I might still try and add a zip tie but I think it will stay just like that. I think the boots are more like a reservoir so it shouldn't have to hold too much pressure. Also when taking off the steering link just remove the rod that goes to the knuckle.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-27-2008
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prerunner-Ranger View Post
I noticed on my way home from work today that the boot on my rack is ripped pretty good on the driver side.
wait wait wait.. you noticed this while driving home.. wow man x-ray vision or stretch Armstrong neck?????
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-27-2008
Prerunner-Ranger's Avatar
Level I Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lancaster, CA.
Posts: 2,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redneckstone View Post
wait wait wait.. you noticed this while driving home.. wow man x-ray vision or stretch Armstrong neck?????
I'm just crazy like that I guess

Na, I was walking out to the parking lot @ work and noticed it right away lol.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-29-2008
Prerunner-Ranger's Avatar
Level I Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lancaster, CA.
Posts: 2,280
Hello Guys,

Raising this thread back up from the dead but would this be a good replacement for my boot?

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/se...294967263+6897

Couldn't find the boot on RockAuto for some reason...
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-29-2008
Prerunner-Ranger's Avatar
Level I Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lancaster, CA.
Posts: 2,280
*bump*

Anybody?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-29-2008
RockysFord's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 2,782
Go to the junkyard.. and pop one off.. takes no time at all

When we do racks at work, 99% of cars / vans / suv/s we cant get the special clamp pliers in there, so we used hose clamps... zap it down with the air wratchet and be done...

Very easy fix tho...
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-29-2008
acortez's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 127
That boot is the correct one. Let me know how it turns out, I may want to do it the correct way if it's not too much trouble.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steering intermediate shaft to R&P boot ripped ccernst General Technical & Electrical 4 10-27-2013 12:20 PM
Tire Rod End Boot = RIPPED stevev88 Suspension Tech 13 12-02-2009 08:30 AM
Ripped boot? Blackonblackfx4 Drivetrain Tech 22 06-24-2009 11:33 AM
Rack and Pinon Boot? Prerunner-Ranger 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 2 09-08-2008 12:54 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:54 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.