outer tie rod boots tearing

billj

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Is it a common problem for outer tie rod boots to tear? I had a '99 Ford Ranger with this problem and now a 2005 Escape. I know when the boot tears it lets in dirt, but is there some time before the tie rod end becomes damaged? I suppose the answer will depend on weather and road conditions. I live in Florida...so hot and dry most of the time.
 

JackC

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I'm with Al. When you consider how very little movement there ever is, It would take a long time and lots of dirt to effect the joint, in my opinion.
 
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