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    505 Steering boots

    Hi guys
    I'm currently half way through replacing the steering bellows (boots) on my 505 GTi, However, i'm stuck!

    On the left hand side, the the power steering ram clamp connects with the track rod and i cant remove this clamp on the track rod, or the track rod itself to be able to slide the new boot on. The haynes manual doesnt explain how this is done, so if anybody knows how to replace the boot, i would be very appreciative

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    Jason Judd
    <img border="0" alt="[Peugeot Emblem]" title="" src="graemlins/peugeot.gif" /> '85 505 GTi Executive
    <img border="0" alt="[Peugeot Emblem]" title="" src="graemlins/peugeot.gif" /> '88 205 GL 1.1

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    [quote]Originally posted by Pug505exec:
    <strong>Hi guys
    I'm currently half way through replacing the steering bellows (boots) on my 505 GTi, However, i'm stuck!

    On the left hand side, the the power steering ram clamp connects with the track rod and i cant remove this clamp on the track rod, or the track rod itself to be able to slide the new boot on. The haynes manual doesnt explain how this is done, so if anybody knows how to replace the boot, i would be very appreciative

    Thanks</strong><hr></blockquote>

    OK - from memory again - hmm this site and memory trips... It isn't too difficult a job.

    Firstly I would remove the steering rack securing bolts so that the rack can be lowered a little and in this way provide some room to remove the power ram connection.

    Next (for the LHS) I would remove the ball joint at the LH wheel.

    Then, on the LHS at the end of the steering rack there is a ball joint covered by a rubber gaiter. What you have to do is prise that rubber gaiter away from the end of the steering rack to reveal the ball joint (all covered in grease) underneath and at the same time reveal the locking plate behind. Prising off the rubber gaiter can be a little tricky - a metal circlip forms part of the gaiter and this clip keeps it in place. Once removed, you should be able to slide it back later.

    Basically the ball joint screws into the end of the steering rack and needs to be unscrewed. I think I have had to use a tool such as a pair of footprints for this job... you need to take care not to damage the surface where the gaiter seal is located.

    Once you have done this, you can remove the old steering rack boot (or cut it off). Fitting the new boot is by pulling it over the power ram connection stud then over the rack, i.e. pulling it round a 90 degree bend!

    Peugeot recommend replacing the track rod locking washers etc - but I never did, and I don't think it should be necessary.

    I hope all this makes sense. One final point - you can usually put the steering track rods back where they were quite accurately (for toe-in setting) providing you mark then count the number of turns when unscrewing track rods.. making sure that the reassembly is the reverse process.

    Denis

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    Thanks Dennis

    Ive got the job done, but it took AGES. The french dont like to make things easy! I had to replace several rubber bushes in the radial are etc, and its all good now.
    Thanks for the quick response,

    Regards,
    Jason Judd
    <img border="0" alt="[Peugeot Emblem]" title="" src="graemlins/peugeot.gif" /> '85 505 GTi Executive
    <img border="0" alt="[Peugeot Emblem]" title="" src="graemlins/peugeot.gif" /> '88 205 GL 1.1

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