6th Gear Poster
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: spring grove, il
You don't need to take the whole inner off just to remove the boot, just the outter tie rod and jamb nut. The rivet goes through the inner part of the inner tie rod and terminates at the threads. It does not go through the portion of the rack. If you are dead set on removing the inners it is an absolute waste of time farting around removing the rivet. Find a crescent wrench and give it a good pull or push and it will come right off. My method will work, no hope needed (i've removed more inner tie rods rivet or not than most people) just don't be a wimp about turning the inner off. If your steering rack is leaking that bad get a rebuilt/new one. Leaks usually don't get better, it's going to cost you to get it replaced regardless of when you do it. If you can swing it, just fix it. At this point it is a waste of time to put a new boot on it, the fluid is still going to hit the ground just not as fast.
lowered, koni sport adjustables, 4.30 tl in aluminum housing, mark 8 trans, j-mod, 93 mark viii ds, antenna hole=gone, kooks headers 1.75" primaries, 2.5" catless duals, midmount magnaflow, 96-97 sport wheels with 255/50/16 sumitomo HTR Zs, optima in the trunk, new motor...94 mark 6/6/08