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Tie rod end, is this normal

Installing the CPT heavy duty tie rod and drag link. Went to grease the rod end joints and experienced this. The grease did not spooze from the boot, it spoozed from the circumference of the cap the holds the zerk fitting. Is this normal? I always expected to see it from the boot.

 
Another tidbit of info, the cotter pin is just a loose fit, not done yet. I torqued the joint to 55 ft-lbs, plus any additional rotation to align the castle but.
 

Scout2

Member
You are right, the tie rod end isn't supposed to be leaking grease there. Give us a call and let us know if that is a right or left hand end and we will send another one to you. Thanks. 530 274-1795
 
You are right, the tie rod end isn't supposed to be leaking grease there. Give us a call and let us know if that is a right or left hand end and we will send another one to you. Thanks. 530 274-1795
Thanks so much for the great support. I actually have both left and right that failed in the same way. I'll call later today. First I'll see if I need to order anything else.
 
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