CAR Steering rack boot

Tie rod dust boot: common defects and their signs

  1. Wear-out.
    • Cracks and holes are visible during visual inspection of the part.
    • Noticeable free play or wobbling of the steering wheel appeared.
    • Unusual knocking is heard at steering wheel turning.
    • Vehicle steerability worsened.
  2. Tearing.
    • Foreign sounds audible during car driving.
    • The vehicle spontaneously pulls to one side.
    • Free play of the steering wheel increased.

How to replace tie rod dust boot?

The tie rod dust boot is a consumable so it should be replaced if broken. As a rule, it is recommended to replace these components simultaneously on both sides, so purchasing of the tie rod dust boots kit is advisable. During dust boot replacement it is also recommended to examine the tie rod ends and replace them if necessary. Replacement of the component on a car should be entrusted to car service station specialists, as it requires certain skills. Moreover, after finishing installation, wheel alignment should be done, which can not be performed on your own.

Steering rack boot Information

Bellows is a thin metal tube or chamber with a corrugated (wavy) lateral surface. The bellows is made of brass, phosphor and beryllium bronze and stainless steel.

In most cases bellows is used in pneumatic and hydro automation as sensors that respond to changes in pressure of gas or liquid, acting on the bottom of the bellows (eg, temperature, pressure), as well as flexible pipe connections, compensating thermal expansion. Anti-vibration coupling (bellows) isolates the exhaust system of the engine vibration. They are made in the form of flexible metal hoses, enclosed in a steel webbed shell. Bellows are used in many cars of foreign manufacturing. They are particularly necessary when east-west mounting.

When the speed is increasing, the engine is tilted heavily. The receiver tube is under bending-torsion load.

Bellows also absorbs vibration and tilt of the engine, which increases the life of the whole system, protects the catalyst from vibration damage, reduces the probability of failure of flanges of the exhaust systems, as well as reduces noise and provides comfort to the driver and his passengers! If it is something wrong with the bellows, you can buy a new one in our online shop at reasonable price and with fast delivery. In specialty shops and service centres you will overpay. If you also need to replace tail lights, calliper, you will find them in our online shop.

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RIDEX Steering rack gaiter
Article № : 191B0014
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  • Fitting Position: Front axle both sides
  • Diameter 1 [mm]: 15
  • Diameter 2 [mm]: 50
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FEBI BILSTEIN Bellow Set, steering
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Article № : 31278
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  • Length [mm]: 190
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FEBI BILSTEIN Bellow Set, steering
Article № : 27086
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  • Length [mm]: 181
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SASIC Steering rack gaiter
Article № : 0664154
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  • Fitting Position: Front Axle
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  • Length [mm]: 175
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SASIC Steering rack gaiter
Article № : 4006215
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  • Fitting Position: Front Axle
  • Inner Diameter 2 [mm]: 40
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LEMFÖRDER Steering rack gaiter
Article № : 30177 02
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  • Fitting Position: Front Axle, both sides
  • Length [mm]: 186
  • Inner Diameter 2 [mm]: 15, 49,5
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