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Lightly tap it on. If you don't have a 32mm socket, you can tap it on with a screwdriver, but beware that it will deform the internal ring easily and if deformed, may cause failure in the future.
Insert boot into tool.
Special installation tool (32mm socket).
Not too much.
Use silicone grease to keep the boot soft and supple.
A couple of whacks later, it will pop off.
Remove the old, dried out, rotten boot using a standard screwdriver and hammer.
Part number 53546-S84-003 cost $2 each (plus shipping) from Majestic Honda.
Pull tight with two pairs of needle-nose pliers.
So easy to install.
They're good zip ties though and they fit perfectly. I wouldn't trust crappy zip ties from Dollar Tree for this job.
I bought these bomb zip ties. They cost me $40 effing dollars for a bag of 50.
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Put the spiral ring on the boot BEFORE you slide the boot on.
Hard to see here (and I forgot to take a pic of it), but pack the joint and coat the shaft lightly with the silicon lube.
Put a thin film all over the rubber bellow inside and out.
Go to Napa and get this silicone grease. $8 for a 4 oz tube. Or go to a Honda dealer and get raped.
Clean the part just behind the threads too, otherwise when you put the new bellow on, you'll slide the dirt inside the bellow.
turn the steerring wheel to extend the shaft entirely and clean the grease off with a clean paper towel or very clean rag.
Remove the old, nasty bellow.
Tin snips make easy work of cutting the metal band holding the bellow on.
Use long needle-nose pliers to back the clip up the equalization tube and remove the tube.
I removed the rind as seen here. I reused this part.
Finally it came loose. I marked the threads to not screw up the alignment too much. Remove the tie rod end and nut completely.
I had to heat it and WD40 it repeatedly and even enlist my GF to smack the wrench with a hammer while I applied mad pressure, yo.
use a 17mm to hold the rod and use a 19mm to loosen the lock nut.
Lets replace that dried out, rotting muthafukka before it breaks and ruins a perfectly good steering rack.
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