Replaces

2004-2012 Chevy Malibu Front Outer Tie Rod Pair

Part Details

  • Location: Outer
  • Location: Front
  • Quantity: Pair

  • New

These tie rods are just what you need to ensure the safety and integrity of your vehicle's suspension and steering.

Specifications:

  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits either the LH (Driver Side) or RH (Passenger Side) FRONT OUTER
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 22687089, 15944090
  • 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. Removing the Wheel (0:50 in the video)
    • 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 Outer Tie Rod (1:08 in the video)
    • Measure the distance from the boot of the inner tie rod to the edge of the outer tie rod
    • Make note of this measurement
    • Loosen the nut that holds the outer tie rod to the inner tie rod with an adjustable wrench
    • Remove the 18mm nut from the outer tie rod end
    • Loosen the nut that holds the outer tie rod to the inner tie rod with an adjustable wrench
    • Strike the steering knuckle with a hammer to loosen the outer tie rod
    • Pull the outer tie rod out of the steering knuckle
    • Twist off the outer tie rod by hand
  3. Installing the New Outer Tie Rod (1:55 in the video)
    • Twist the new outer tie rod onto the inner tie rod
    • Push the outer tie rod into the steering knuckle
    • Place vise grip pliers to hold the other part of the ball joint
    • Fasten the 18mm nut onto the outer tie rod with a socket
    • Place the pliers on the bottom of the bolt
    • Tighten the nut with an 18mm wrench
    • Tighten the nut that holds the outer tie rod to the inner tie rod with an adjustable wrench
    • Measure the distance from the boot of the inner tie rod to the edge of the outer tie rod
    • This should be the same as the measurement noted in Step 2
  4. Reattaching the Wheel (3:29 in the video)
    • 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:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Vise Grip Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Measuring Tape

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench

  • Wrenches - SAE

  • 13/16 Inch Wrench

How-to Video:

(04:22 min)

Tools List:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Vise Grip Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Measuring Tape

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench

  • Wrenches - SAE

  • 13/16 Inch Wrench




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