Replaces

2002-03 Suspension Kit Front - 1ASFK01245

Part Details

  • Front / Rear Location: Front

  • New

This front suspension kit is just what you need to ensure the safety and integrity of your vehicle's suspension and steering.

Specifications:

  • 8 Piece Front Suspension Kit Includes:
    • (2) - FRONT UPPER Control Arms - LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
    • (2) - FRONT OUTER Tie Rod Ends - LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
    • (2) - FRONT INNER Tie Rod Ends - LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
    • (2) - FRONT LOWER Ball Joints - LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 1L24-3C263-AG, 1L2Z-3084-AA, 1L2Z-3085-AA, 1L2Z-3280-DA, 5L5Z-3A130-AA, 7L5Z-3050-A, F57Z-3050-BB, F65Z-3078-EJ, F65Z-3078-FE, F65Z-3079-EJ, F65Z-3079-FE, F67Z-3078-GA, F67Z-3079-GA, F87A-3395-BA, F87Z-3A130-BA, F5TZ-3078-A, F5TZ-3079-A, F6TZ-3078-GA, F6TZ-3079-GA, MCS0E12, MCS0E13, 1L243C263AG, 1L2Z3084AA, 1L2Z3085AA, 1L2Z3280DA, 5L5Z3A130AA, 7L5Z3050A, F57Z3050BB, F65Z3078EJ, F65Z3078FE, F65Z3079EJ, F65Z3079FE, F67Z3078GA, F67Z3079GA, F87A3395BA, F87Z3A130BA, F5TZ3078A, F5TZ3079A, F6TZ3078GA, F6TZ3079GA
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Fit models with V8 4.6L Engine only

Remember whenever you are replacing any front end or steering components you should have your vehicle professionally aligned as soon as possible. This will ensure proper tracking and even tire wear.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Remove the Wheel (1:59)
    • Pull off the center cap
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Remove the cotter pin and loosen the 35mm hub nut
    • Loosen the seven 13mm 12-point bolts that hold the axle to the front drive
    • Raise and secure the car
    • Remove the wheel
  2. Loosen the Torsion Bar (2:54)
    • Spray the torsion bar with spray paint and loosen the torsion bar tension bolt with an 18mm bolt
  3. Remove the Tie Rod (3:45)
    • Use a pair of pliers to remove the cotter pin
    • Remove the nut at the end of the tie rod
    • Use a tie rod puller to separate the tie rod
  4. Remove the stabilizer links (5:25)
    • Use a 9/16 wrench to secure the bottom and a 14 mm socket to unbolt the stabilizer link
    • Use a hammer and punch to remove the stabilizer link
  5. Pull the Axle from the CV Joint (6:52)
    • Unbolt the seven bolts, using a pry bar to keep the hub from rotating
    • Remove the hub nut using a 35 mm socket
    • Give the axle a tap with a hammer and pull the axle out
  6. Remove the Ball Joint (9:00)
    • Use a jack and wood plank or two to lift the control arm and relieve tension from the ball joint
    • Unbolt the the ball joint using a breaker bar and 27mm socket
    • Use a ball joint removal tool to pull the ball joint apart
    • With a ball joint press, remove the ball joint completely
    • See Part Two for reassembly

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Center Punch
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood
  • Marker / Writing Utensil
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • Ball Joint Press
  • Tie Rod Puller

How-to Video:

(13:53 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Center Punch
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood
  • Marker / Writing Utensil
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • Ball Joint Press
  • Tie Rod Puller




Vehicle Fit

  • 2002-2003 Ford Explorer 4 Door Front Suspension Kit (8 Piece) for V8 4.6L (excluding Sport Trac Models)
  • 2002-2003 Mercury Mountaineer Front Suspension Kit (8 Piece) for V8 4.6L
$138.95
Part #: 1ASFK01245

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