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2002-2003 Ford Explorer 4 Door Front Suspension Kit (8 Piece) for V6 4.0L (excluding Sport Trac Models)

  • New

This suspension kit is just what you need to bring back 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: 1L2Z-3084-AA, 1L2Z-3085-AA, 1L24-3C263-AG, 7L5Z-3050-A, F57Z-3050-BB, F5TZ-3078-A, F5TZ-3079-A, F65Z-3078-EJ, F65Z-3078-FE, F65Z-3079-EJ, F65Z-3079-FE, F67Z-3078-GA, F67Z-3079-GA, F6TZ-3078-GA, F6TZ-3079-GA, F87A-3395-BA, MCS0E12, MCS0E13, 1L2Z3084AA, 1L2Z3085AA, 1L243C263AG, 7L5Z3050A, F57Z3050BB, F5TZ3078A, F5TZ3079A, F65Z3078EJ, F65Z3078FE, F65Z3079EJ, F65Z3079FE, F67Z3078GA, F67Z3079GA, F6TZ3078GA, F6TZ3079GA, F87A3395BA
  • Control arms include ball joints, bushings, & upper shafts
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Fit both 2WD & 4WD Models

Worn ball joints can cause excessive front tire wear, popping or creaking in the front end, extra play in the steering system, and pose a serious safety concern. Replace loose or worn ball joints with our quality replacements.

One way to diagnose a loose, or warn ball joint, is to jack the car up, so the wheel is off of the ground, then have someone try to move the wheel in and out. While they are moving the wheel check the ball joint for play, if it is moving you probably need to replace it.

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 in the video)
    • Pull off the center cap
    • Loosen the lug nuts.
    • Remove the cotter pin and loosen the 35mm hub nut.
    • Loosen the seven 13 mm 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 in the video)
    • Spray the torsion bar with spray paint and loosen the torsion bar tension bolt with an 18 mm bolt.
  3. Remove the tie rod (3:45 in the video)
    • 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 in the video)
    • 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 in the video)
    • 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 in the video)
    • 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 27 mm 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:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Marker / Writing Utensil
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Ball Joint Press
  • Block of Wood
  • Center Punch
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Tie Rod Puller

How-to Video:

(13:53 min)

Tools List:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Marker / Writing Utensil
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Ball Joint Press
  • Block of Wood
  • Center Punch
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Tie Rod Puller




Vehicle Fit

  • 2002-2003 Ford Explorer 4 Door Front Suspension Kit (8 Piece) for V6 4.0L (excluding Sport Trac Models)
  • 2002-2003 Mercury Mountaineer Front Suspension Kit (8 Piece) for V6 4.0L
$148.95
Part #: 1ASFK01261

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