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NOTE: Make a note of the number of turns required to remove the tie-rod end.
CAUTION: To counter the extensive torque forces required to remove the tie-rod, clamp the rack gear teeth in a suitable vise. Do not clamp the steering gear body.
CAUTION: Make sure vise jaw protectors are used.
NOTE: It may be necessary to secure the rack gear teeth with the steering gear in the vertical position to facilitate removal of the tie-rod.
NOTE: Remove all traces of thread locking compound from the rack.
NOTE: Install the boot using new clamps.
NOTE: Make sure the tie-rod end is secured by the same number of turns used to remove it.