Good morning all, I have a 2005 Xsara Picasso Desire and have been attempting to change the N/S steering rack gaier.
Anyone that has attempted this will know that a super stretch rubber gaier is needed to get it over tthe steering ram knuckle. I purchased some aftermarket gaiters that are supposed to be stretchy but despite putting them in boiling water, using lube etc and despite my best efforts I failed to get the job done.
I am hoping someone here has done this job before and can recommend a suitably stretchy gaiter.
I tried various methods found on the internet e.g using a spoon as a lever to get the boot started over the stud and I even tried stretching the boot over a tapeed beaker and placing it in boiler water (apparantly this is supposed to temporarily enlarge the end of the boot enough to clear the knucke but the boot I used simply returned to normal size as soon as I removed the beaker.
Any recommendation for a stretchy gaiter?