In your other post about this, you said that it made a clunking sound.
If the tie rods have no play in them, and aren't making any grating sounds when the wheels are turning left or right, then maybe it is one of your upper or lower ball joints that is bad.
There is no oil in the tie-rod boot. It should only have grease. If you are seeing "oil" coming from it, then possibly water has gotten in there.
Don't know how many miles are on that tie-rod, but if it's above 100k miles, then I would replace it for peace of mind.
Steve - TCCoA member
2003 Crown Vic LX Sport
1995 T-Bird LX 4.6 retired at 247,888 miles
Thanks for the ride !
Last edited by Rolling-Thunder; 05-17-2005 at 11:27 AM.