steering rack gaiter easy fitting

  1. John M

    John M Enthusiast

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    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I am putting the car together again after freeing the clutch release shaft. I noticed one of the gaiters had a split so decided to replace them both. Now there is a small hole in one end of the gaiter and it has to fit over a much larger diameter so I made the following tapered plug to help.

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    It is made from a piece of 18mm diameter steel turned down to 12 mm at one end and a taper at the other. As you can see in the next photo it works a treat. Remove the ball joint and slip the former into the end and the gaiter slides up the taper and onto the arm. Just thought I would mention it in case you need to replace a gaiter and know of someone with a lathe.

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  2. Sage of Torphichen

    Sage of Torphichen Enthusiast

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    63
    Location:
    Torphichen, Scotland
    I bought a pair of driveshaft gaiters off eBay recently - not fitted them yet but they came supplied with a plastic cone each to ease the installation.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
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