Using German quality parts make such a difference!

With the driver’s side track rod removed it was easy to see that the split boot rubbers had seen better days!

The old inner boot rubber…

The old track rod end ball joint dust cover boot (inner)

The old track rod end ball joint dust cover boot (inner)

…and the old outer boot rubber, both definitely needed changing!

The old track rod end ball joint dust cover boot (outer)

The old track rod end ball joint dust cover boot (outer)

So once the old boot rubbers and retaining clips had been removed, it was time to clean up and replace the rubbers with brand new, high quality, German-made replacement rubbers and fit new retaining clips at the same time.

The new track rod end ball joint dust cover boot (inner)

The new track rod end ball joint dust cover boot (inner)

By now I had worked out my own little technique of sliding the new rubbers on and fitting the new clips! I found that using a small screwdriver I could wrap/unwind them into place by carefully working around the rubber and lifting the metal clip into place.

The new track rod end ball joint dust cover boot (outer)

The new track rod end ball joint dust cover boot (outer)

Soon they were both done and ready for the track rod and the new rubbers to get fitted back into place again so all will be done and dusted and ready to get the MOT sorted!

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