Replaces

2000-2005 Ford Focus Front Outer Tie Rod Driver Side

Part Details

  • Location: Outer
  • Front / Rear Location: Front
  • Side Location: Driver Side

This part replaces:

  • OE # YS4Z3A130BA
  • OE # YS4Z3A130CA

  • New

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

Specifications:

  • Fits the LH (Driver Side) FRONT OUTER
  • Replaces dealer part number: YS4Z3A130BA, YS4Z3A130CA, YS4Z 3A130 BA, YS4Z 3A130 CA
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

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. Step 1: Accessing the Shocks and Struts (1:03)
    • Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel while the car is on the ground.
    • Jack the car up and remove the lug nuts and wheel.
    • Pull the brake line from the bracket.
    • Pull the ABS sensor out of its bracket
    • Remove the bolt on the upper stabilizer link. Spray with penetrating oil.
    • Spray the bolt on the back side of the strut with penetrating oil.
    • Use a socket to remove the 15mm bolt on the steering knuckle.
  2. Step 2: Removing the Strut (4:27)
    • Spray penetrating oil where the strut connect with the steering knuckle.
    • Use a 15mm socket to disconnect the tie rod. Use a jack and some wood to hold the tie rod up to help remove the bolt.
    • If the vehicle has a broken spring lift up on the strut and hammer the steering knuckle until it loosens.
    • Lift the strut up and out of the steering knuckle.
    • Remove the three 13mm bolts up in the engine compartment.
    • Pull the strut free.
  3. Step 3: Installing a New Strut (6:40)
    • With the clip on the bottom of the strut facing inward, put the strut into place.
    • Replace the bolts in the engine compartment.
    • Pull the steering knuckle out and slide it on to the bottom of the strut.
    • Replace the bolt that connects the strut to the steering knuckle. Do not tighten fully.
    • Make sure the steering knuckle is below the taper on the strut.
    • Make sure its at the right depth and moves properly.
    • Tighten the bolt on the steering knuckle to between 65 and 70ft/lbs.
  4. Step 4: Reconnecting the Brackets and Sensors (9:52)
    • Put the brake line back in place.
    • Put the tie rod back in place and replace the nut.
    • Replace the stabilizer link and bracket. Tighten the nut.
    • Put the ABS sensor back in place.
    • Jack the tie rod up and tighten the nut to 55 to 60ft/lbs.
    • Replace the wheel and thread the lug nuts,
    • Lower the car and tighten the lug nuts to 100ft/lbs in a crossing pattern.
    • Tighten the bolts in the engine compartment to between 25 and 30ft/lbs.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 17mm Wrench


How-to Video:

(13:03 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Hammer

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 17mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • OE # YS4Z3A130BA
  • OE # YS4Z3A130CA

Vehicle Fit

  • 2000-2005 Ford Focus Front Outer Tie Rod Driver Side
  • 2006 Ford Focus Front Outer Tie Rod Driver Side (Built Before 12/05/05 Production Date)
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