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tie rod ends HELP?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by esse10, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Oct 13, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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    esse10

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    Anybody had problems with the MOOG's es80895 tie rod ends rubber boots tearing up prematurely??? I had mine for less than a year and the left side rubber boots tore up, oky so I relaced with new one, had a front end alingnment done, now the same left side tore up again after only 3 weeks..........uuurrrrgg! I do hear a whuuup whuup whuup coming from my front tires as I go down the road but I thought that was becuase they are worn out and close to replacement. I have the BF Goodrich all terrain tires. Any help would be appreciated or past experience knowledge guys, thanks.......

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  2. Oct 13, 2013 at 7:39 AM
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    it sounds like there is definitely something bigger going on. Shocks could be a starting point, but you might have a bad bushing in a control are or even look at your steering rack. Tires could be out of round but that is rather rare. especially for BFGs The boot tearing could be from a sharp edge somewhere on the steering knuckle. But looking at the pic, it appears to be clean.

    I'm throwing darts to be honest.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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    • On installation, grease the faying surface of the seal where it contacts the spindle.
    • On installation, put the jack under the control arm so the tie rod angles are closer to normal ride height - this so you don't pinch the boot on installation
    • Try a different part, such as Raybestos 4012185, which has a "convex" boot design without the sharp folds that are prone to leakage. http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=1328957&cc=1445186
     
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  4. Oct 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    k, thanks guys. Those are a few things to try. I do remember lifting the LCA up on intallation so it would go in even, I did not put grease though maybe i need to try that next time.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM
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    That boot looks like it's been pinched in, where I would expect it to bellow out in the middle.

    Is that your truck pictured in your avatar, or is it lifted?
     
  6. Oct 14, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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    Yes that is my truck and no it's not lifted. I can't figure out how that got pinched but guess I'll try the grease concept some time in the near future.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    Ive had Moog tie rods on my 08' Tacoma for almost 2 years with no issues.

    Only thing I did was flush that crap grease out they come with and filled them with Mobil1.
     

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