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Porsche Crest Tie Rod Bellows

964 Friends,
After an enjoyable morning under the front end of my 1991 964 turbo, I noticed both of my steering unit bellows are trashed (split wide open near the steering unit). I see that the replacement bellows are available at Pelican for the reasonable sum of $6.50 each.
Now, the question is what is the easiest way to replace just the bellows. Must I remove the tie rod end from the wheel side? Is there a way to do this that will not require an alignment? Of course, I would prefer not to drop the steering unit. I remember the old 911s used a pin in the swivel with a cotter pin to hold it in place.

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Mark
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Old 05-06-2007, 04:54 PM
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Unfortunately, you will need to disconnect the tie rod ends, which will necessitate an alignment
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Unfortunately, you will need to disconnect the tie rod ends, which will necessitate an alignment
Not if you put them back the way they were. If you pay attention, it is possible to re-install exactly the way they came out. Just leave the retaining nut where it was and also measure with a caliper and mark things before disassembly and you'll be fine.

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I have a 12" caliper and I will give it a go. If it feels funny or pulls to one side, I knowhat I have to do.

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