A simple & cheap way to seal any ball and socket type joint after the boot has been compromised.
I teach High School Automotives and while replacing a clutch (and most everything else we came across!) in a faculty member's car, we found the tie rod end boots were completely torn off. I didn't want to send the car down the road without any protection, and the faculty member (being a teacher) had no extra funds for any more replacement parts...
...so I came up with a cheap to keep idea!
This should work with any ball joint, or tie rod end type of joint.
Step 1: Tools and supplies
You will need:
- A piece of heater hose (we used 3/4")
- A means to cut the heater hose
- - Band saw (use power tools whenever possible!)
- - Utility knife (Razor type knife)
- - Diagonal cutters (Dykes)