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Steeriing gaiter split #642527
06/06/20 07:38 AM
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Hi everyone, I wonder if anyone has experience changing steering rack gaiter on a Roadster 3.7. So it's a Quaife rack and it's on the passenger side so it shouldn't be that hard, or 😜

Re: Steeriing gaiter split [Re: Mats] #642536
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There was an earlier thread recently on this. It might be worth a look
http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/637168/Searchpage/1/Main/37117/Words/%2Bsteering+%2Bgaiter/Search/true/re-steering-rack-weeping#Post637168


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Re: Steeriing gaiter split [Re: Mats] #642542
06/06/20 08:24 AM
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Just had both mine replaced under warranty. Although I obviously didn't do the work myself, I understand both rack clamps have to be removed and the steering column connection to rack if replacing drivers side. The new gaiter(s) can then be slid over and secured. Remember to replace any of the thin grease that may have escaped from split gaiter. The trick is to re-secure everything in the original position so that steering wheel is correct position for straight ahead. Tracking shouldn't be affected as you don't need to touch track rods. Both mine were changed in under two hours.

I had already obtained a pair of universal fit gaiters and offered them to dealer to use if they were found to be superior to OE. Was told they found them more supple and fitted mine giving me their OE ones as spares.

Last edited by Richard Wood; 06/06/20 09:00 AM.

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Re: Steeriing gaiter split [Re: John V6] #642547
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Originally Posted by John V6
There was an earlier thread recently on this. It might be worth a look Link to earlier thread

Hope you dont't mind the suggestion John, but if you click on this icon [Linked Image] top bar in Full Editor mode it offers to accommodate your link with title of your choice and display as above which makes it instantly clickable. Just make sure the http:// prefix is not put in twice!


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1960 Velocette Venom
Re: Steeriing gaiter split [Re: Mats] #642550
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Thanks Richard you learn something everyday.


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Re: Steeriing gaiter split [Re: Richard Wood] #642592
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Hi again, I think and hope it is enough to dismantle the steering clamp on the passenger side to replace the gaiter on that side.

Re: Steeriing gaiter split [Re: Mats] #642659
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Richard, I suspect one of mine is just starting to weep again & I'm suspicious of the OE quality

Could you kindly let me have the details of the alternative you used


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Re: Steeriing gaiter split [Re: Mats] #642683
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I had one split just outside of warranty ( late 2015 car) - 1 was stiff and brittle ( split) the other was supple and ok. I went down the universal route as mentioned by Richard - I fitted it myself and it wasn't a bad job to do. Just a case of take time ( and photos to be sure I guess) - its simply dismantling and re-assembly. It surprised me how well it all went - well within the scope of a keen DIY Morgan owner.

I used a "first line" universal kit Part number FSG4000. About £10 for 2 on ebay.


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Re: Steeriing gaiter split [Re: Mats] #642684
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I took my plus4 to a local garage for a new steering gator. I think he charged me £120 for a universal gaitor, labour and an MOT. So I suspect if you have a good local garage near you they would happily do it for a reasonable cost.

Re: Steeriing gaiter split [Re: CooperMan] #642702
06/06/20 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by CooperMan
Richard, I suspect one of mine is just starting to weep again & I'm suspicious of the OE quality

Could you kindly let me have the details of the alternative you used


It's in the post above Jon - car builder solutions.

Just remembered they also offer a version with a grease nipple to top up lubricant.

Last edited by Richard Wood; 06/06/20 08:17 PM.

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