Replaces

2004-2012 Chevy Malibu Front Inner Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side

Part Details

  • Location: Inner
  • Front / Rear Location: Front
  • Side Location: Driver or Passenger Side

This part replaces:

  • OE # 15944072, 15944097
  • OE # 22687091

  • New

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

Specifications:

  • Fits either the LH (Driver Side) or RH (Passenger Side) FRONT INNER
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 15944072, 15944097, 22687091
  • 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.

    It is recommended to seek a professional alignment after completing this repair.

  1. Removing the Wheel (0:58)
    • Loosen the lug nut covers with a 19mm socket
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. Removing the Front Control Arm (1:20)
    • Loosen the ball joint bolt with a 15mm wrench and a 16mm socket and ratchet
    • Remove the 18mm bolt in the front of the control arm with a socket, ratchet, and pipe for leverage
    • Remove the two 18mm bolts in the large control arm bushing
    • Remove the bolt on the end of the bushing
    • Pry the front of the control arm out with a pry bar
    • Pry out the back bushing with a pry bar
    • Pull the control arm down and out
  3. Installing the Front Control Arm (3:29)
    • Insert the ball joint in place
    • Tighten the 16mm bolt in the ball joint by hand
    • Feed the rear part of the control arm and the front part into the frame
    • Hammer the ball joint into place to line it up
    • Tighten the 18mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten the bolt on the end of the bushing by hand
    • Tighten the 18mm bolts on the control arm bushing with a socket and wrench
    • Torque the bolts between 75 and 85 foot-pounds
    • Torque the ball joint bolt to 50 foot-pounds
    • Place a jack underneath the lower ball joint to lift the suspension up until there's just weight off the jack stand
    • Tighten the rear bushing bolt to 55 foot-pounds of torque and the front 18mm bolt to 75 foot-pounds
  4. Reattaching the Wheel (5:41)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
    • Tighten the lug nut covers with a 19mm socket

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench


How-to Video:

(06:36 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • OE # 15944072, 15944097
  • OE # 22687091

Vehicle Fit

  • 2004-2012 Chevy Malibu Front Inner Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side
  • 2008-2010 Chevy Malibu Hybrid Front Inner Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side
  • 2004-2007 Chevy Malibu Maxx Front Inner Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side
  • 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 Front Inner Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side
  • 2007-2009 Saturn Aura Front Inner Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side
  • 2007-2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid Front Inner Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side
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