UKGT500 Posted January 2, 2014 Report Share Posted January 2, 2014 I have a Shelby bump steer kit fitted as my car is lowered. I have always noticed some front suspension noise which I thought was normal as well as a groan from the steering. However 2 days ago I experienced a loud knocking noise from the driver's side front wheel are which got so bad, in the space of 10 miles, that I thought I was going to have to have the car trailered home. Anyway me and a friend investigated and noticed the knock coming from one of the Shelby tie rod ends. Once sprayed with a lubricant the noise went away. In fact the front end is now silent with no knocks or steering groan. So I am wondering if any maintenance is needed for these tie rod ends (bumpsteer kit)? They have been on for about 6 months but I have always avoided the rain until recently when I got caught out. There is some very light rust which I have wiped off as it was the sort of light coating you get on brake discs and came off with a wipe. I was wondering if it was worth adapting a universal rubber boot to cover these and fill them with grease or whether they need periodic lubrication? I think they are very finely machined as they are very tight so even wonder if any lubricant would get in them? Thanks. Malc Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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