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Old 07-12-2011
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Steering shaft boot question (See pics)

This boot on my steering shaft is torn in 2 places. What is it called exactly? And how big a cause for concern is this?







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i am also curious about this. mine looks exactly the same. If I grab the shaft there is also a little bit of play in it. The reason I am asking is because I have a shimmy in my wheel that I am trying to diagnose and I have replaced almost everything else.
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Hmmm... that makes three of us interested. I never really looked at mine. I'll have to have a look and see maybe that's causing the shimmy in my wheel!
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well after reading up it looks like there are only sealed u-joints down in there and this boot is nothing like a CV boot that contains lube. RTV might be good for sealing those cracks.
I'm just concerned that boot is not replaceable unless the whole shaft is replaced with it
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The part you speak of is it the inner tie rod or the actual steering rack in the center of the truck ?
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The part you speak of is it the inner tie rod or the actual steering rack in the center of the truck ?

I'm talking about the steering shaft boot in the engine bay, not the tie rod boots.

I just realized uploadit.org my hosting service is STILL down so you can't see the pic, sorry.
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Old 09-16-2011
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well my shimmy in my wheel ended up being a bad rear universal and busted front sway bar end links. changed them all out and truck rides super smooth.
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