Problem Possible Cause Fix

Rubber too hard,
Boot too ard to fit
or
Does not stretch

• Incorrect lubricant used

• Use engine oil to lubricate Raksok & Rakboot, ensure the inside of the small end of the Rakboot is well lubricated. Most fitting problems are due to incorrect lubricant being used. Do not use aerosol lubricants.

 
• Not using a PTW Rakboot

• Use only PTW Rakboot

 
• Incorrect fitting technique

• Follow the PTW Rakboot fitting instructions. Over 75% of fitting problems are due to incorrect fitting technique.

 
• Clamps inside Rakboot

• Remove boot clamps from inside of Rakboot

  • Vehicle height not
favorable
• If on a hoist, steering rack assembly should be around waist height or lower for easiest fitting.


Rakboot rips or tears on installation

• Incorrect lubricant being Used

• Use engine oil to lubricate
Raksok & Rakboot, ensure the inside of the small end of the Rakboot is well lubricated.
Most boots ripping or splitting on installation are due to incorrect lubricant being used

  • Not using a PTW Rakboot • Use only PTW Rakboot
  • Incorrect fitting technique • Follow PTW Rakboot fitting instructions.
.
  • Other tools used to assist installation • Never use any other tools or devices to assist in fitting Rakboot. Never use screwdrivers or pliers.

Cannot grip Rakboot/ Hand slips when fitting


• Lubricant has contaminated the outside of the Rakboot and or the fitters hands

• Clean outside of Rakboot and or Hands
• Improve grip on Rakboot using a clean cloth, rag or similar object

Rakboot is incorrect size, does not fit


• Rakboot is not suitable for application

• Always perform a visual check and compare the old steering rack boot with Rakboot before cutting off the old boot. If it is clear that the Rakboot will not fit, do not proceed with Rakboot

  • Rakboot has not been cut to correct size • Compare old Steering rack boot to new Rakboot and cut Rakboot to same length as the old boot using one of the 3 trimming points

Rakboot too short


• Rakboot has been trimmed to suit housing diameter rather than old boot length


• Always cut boot to old boot length not housing diameter

Rakboot is too loose on housing


• Incorrect banding point has been used

• Use one size smaller banding point

Rakboot is filling up with oil


• Leaking steering rack seal

• Replace leaking seal within steering rack or renew steering rack assembly

Rakboot collapses or balloons

 


• Breather tube not connected properly

• Ensure breather tube is connected properly
  • Breather tube or pipe is blocked • Unblock breather tube or pipe within steering rack assembly


Breather plug comes off or is leaking

• Breather tube / plug is not positioned to the top

• Position the breather tube / plug so that it is positioned at the top of the Rakboot

     

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