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    Default Bad Bushing??

    I just noticed this bushing while doing an oil change... What impact will it have if any with it being distorted as it is??



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    Not a bushing Bro...just a dust seal for the tie rod end. Think of it as a willie pete bag for the joint. Keep it greased up and it will be fine.
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    I think that's a "permalube" joint.. no zerk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BESRK View Post
    I think that's a "permalube" joint.. no zerk.
    Absolutely right Eddie...I didn't look that close on 1st glance. Either way, the rubber boot appearing distorted is no big deal as long as it isn't torn or dry-rotted.
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    GREAT!!! Much appreciated fellas!!

    I have to take it to the stealership to fix a couple TSB's on the clutch and I have more squeeks and squeals from under it than you'd believe... It's not even a year old and it's sounded like a rusty old bucket since about month 3...

    Thanks again guys!!

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