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2001 Subaru Outback Question: Driver's side steering gear boot is busted. What do I do?

 

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Weby54, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Spartanburg, SC, April 07, 2013, 10:19
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Can I just replace the boot or does steering linkage have to be replaced too?

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    goodguy April 07, 2013, 12:52
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    if it is the cv boot you are talking about the best thing to do would be to replace the cv shaft ,depending on how long the boot has been torn

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    Weby54, April 07, 2013, 13:43
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    No, it's not the CV boot, they're in good shape (replaced last year). It's the longer, skinnier boot on the steering linkage. Thanks

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    pushrod April 07, 2013, 17:30
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    If it is leaking replace the steering rack assembly. Boot is not supposed to have fluid in it! If just torn replace the boot.

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    Weby54, April 07, 2013, 17:34
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    I'll go back and check it out again, but I believe there is no leaking, just a torn boot.
    Thanks, appreciate the help.

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