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Typing from phone: Please excuse spelling and grammar. Ernie is here to install flooring in our coach. While pulling coach out of garage, noticed a couple of fluids. One, from genny oil pan plug,the other from front steering tie rod end. Have removed oil and plug from genset. Will replace gasket with new one. Hoping that will fix it. Does not feel cross threaded. The goo from the tie rod end included pieces of the plastic seal. Do I need to replace entire tie rod end or are there seals available? If total replacement, do you know where I can get one? Appears as if it is BB pn 1300383.

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Definately replace it. It's a very common truck part. We took our bus to S&S Truck Tire Service and they had several in stock. Also available at NAPA.
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Mike, while driving on Kilby road going south, about 3 miles, there is a large truck repair facility. Ernie- almost on Indiana line
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Definately replace it. It's a very common truck part. We took our bus to S&S Truck Tire Service and they had several in stock. Also available at NAPA.
I agree with John, replace them, you can also find the parts at Fleetpride Truck Parks Do a search on the forum and you should find the part numbers, I post some for my bird but don't know if they would apply to yours.
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the info. Ernie, good to know there is a place close by that can help if I need help with the repair.

Here is a pic of the steering tie rod end. Is this a tough part to replace? Any special tools or considerations?

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Hi All,

The tie rod looks to be fine, no sloppiness. The 20-y-old boot just disintegrated. Is there a temporary fix I can apply to keep road crud out/off of it until we get back from RATS?

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Go to a Bicycle Shop or Wal Mart and purchase a Bike inner tube. Slit it, wrap the tube around the Tie Rod end and secure it with Zip Ties. Should last until you get home.
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Thanks Rick. Just what I needed.
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I was gonna say electricians tape but I like Ricks idea better!
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Easy to replace. Take the nut off the spindle and hit the side of the body of the tie rod end with a hammer, knocking the thing sideways. That usually pops the tie rod shaft out of the knuckle. Then count the number of turns to unscrew the old unit and screw the new one in the same number of turns. You'll keep the alignment in essentially the same place. Tighten the bolts/nuts back up and have a cold one.
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