Q: Can a over tightened outer tie rod end cause the boot to split an grease to come out??

asked by on

I had a mechanic put my outer tie rod and on and about six weeks later the boot is split

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If the tie rod boot is torn then it was most likely damaged during installation or was hit by something on the road. Either way the joint will need to be replaced again soon or else the joint will quickly run out of lube which will cause it to go bad. It could potentially be hard to prove that it was damaged when installed.

If you’d like to get this fixed, have a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, check out your steering system for damage. They’ll be able to sort out the repairs as well. Good luck.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Can a over tightened outer tie rod end cause the boot to split an grease to come out??

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: truck won't "turnover" even with new battery

Be sure any engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated, thus preventing the car from starting. Broadly, either the starter motor/solenoid assembly is faulty or the electrical circuit supplying the motor has a fault. That circuit begins at the...

Q: The steering wheel is shaking when driving at slow speeds

Steering wheel shaking could be caused by a couple of things. Check the condition of the front tires for uneven tread wear and how much tread is left. Having the tires balanced and aligned may resolve the issue. If not,...

Q: Bad idling after coolant temp sensor replacement

If you have a bad knock sensor, then the engine timing may be going too low and causing the low rough idle. If the scanner gives a code, then have it diagnosed and fixed. A vacuum leak will also cause...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...