WTB: rubber u-joint boot for a manual rack

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WTB: rubber u-joint boot for a manual rack

Post by Fatmobile » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:30 pm

Anyone have a rack boot?
The one that goes between the body and rack.
I have the rack and u-joint.
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Re: WTB: rubber u-joint boot for a manual rack

Post by colby » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:08 pm

Those had a boot? I converted a 91 from P/S to manual and had a new rack installed, and the mechanic ribbed a manual steering shaft and ujoint off a junk car in his yard, and I don't recall a boot being on that assembly. Only boots I knew of for sure were the ones covering the innter tie rod.

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Re: WTB: rubber u-joint boot for a manual rack

Post by Fatmobile » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:46 pm

He probably ribbed the boot from the same car as the u-joint.
From what I hear these only came on the '85 golf.
Definately a boot there or air would flow through the hole in the firewall.
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Re: WTB: rubber u-joint boot for a manual rack

Post by 30dodgeboy » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:18 pm

I have a broken one and could use a good one myself. Please advise if you find a source.

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Re: WTB: rubber u-joint boot for a manual rack

Post by Fatmobile » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:56 pm

Will do.
I think I found a cheap source for the rubber boot but they say it's for power steering, even though the part number says it's for manual and the measurements they gave me match the one I have for my complete manual rack setup.
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Re: WTB: rubber u-joint boot for a manual rack

Post by Fatmobile » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:44 pm

Cheap source, cheap boot,.. I stuck my finger through it,.. more of a bag.
But i sewed it back together and we'll see if it works.
Not a source/place I would recommend.
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Re: WTB: rubber u-joint boot for a manual rack

Post by rkas48 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:59 pm

Do you still need a steering boot? I have an extra one. PN 175 419 523. It is used but in good condition.
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Re: WTB: rubber u-joint boot for a manual rack

Post by Fatmobile » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:04 am

How much?
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Re: WTB: rubber u-joint boot for a manual rack

Post by 30dodgeboy » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:23 am

I don't think it will work on my '86 Jetta, but thanks for the offer!

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