Oil Drip From Centerlink Bar

91 Caddy Brougham RWD.
Back to the old school technology of automoblies here.
Problem - Oil drips.
Been noticing oil spots on the garage floor under mother's car for
longer than I care to admit.
Finally poked my coconut under there last night. Can't find any oil leaking off the front of the engine, front cover seal or intake. I thought it was the horizontal shock absorber on the steering linkage but its not.
After driving it late last night I put white cardboard under it but set it on a box so it sat up closer to the under carriage.
Today it looks like the oil is dripping out of the ( 2 ) grease boots where the tierod connects to the center piviot point on the centerlink bar. No other piviot point drips.
What the heck is causing it to drip? Too much grease? The horizontal position of the grease boots? The grade of grease? I think its Castrol brand.
Never seen this happen on any of my RWD cars.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Harry Face) wrote in message

A grease boot certainly can drip when it's torn and some of the grease liquifies. If you leave an old lever action grease gun lying around and come back a month later there can be a drip. But such dripping should be very minor and not really a function of miles driven. So if you are getting a regular drip, you missed something in my opinion. Are you positive it's not PS fluid or a rusted cooler line working it's way there?
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On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 01:19:41 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Harry Face) wrote:

Look for oil leaking from higher up. I'd bet my own money that you've got an oil leak (perhaps rocker cover gasket) running/dripping down onto the link somewhere. It takes a lot more than the usual heat to liquify suspension grease.
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I'll take a look at the valve cover gaskets, forgot about those..
Thanks.
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