Replaces

2001-2001 Toyota Camry Front Outer Tie Rod Pair (Built Before 7/01 Production Date)

Part Details

  • Location: Outer
  • Front / Rear Location: Front

This part replaces:

  • OE # 4504629255
  • Reference Number ES3306

  • New

Specifications:

  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both the LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) FRONT OUTER
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards

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 (0:59)
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Pull off the hub cap
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. Removing the Outer Tie Rod (3:45)
    • Turn the wheel by hand to check for play in the tie rod
    • Check for a gap in movement between the tie rod and spindle
    • Listen for a clunking sound from the tie rod
    • Measure the distance from the steering rack bellow to the lock nut
    • Record this measurement
    • Alternatively, mark the inner tie rod threads against the lock nut with a marker
    • Straighten out the cotter pin with needle nose pliers
    • Pull the cotter pin out of the castle nut
    • Loosen the castle nut from the tie rod with a 17mm socket and ratchet
    • Apply penetrating oil to the lock nut
    • Loosen the lock nut with a 22mm wrench
    • Tap the tie rod loose from the spindle with a hammer
    • Remove the castle nut
    • Tap the tie rod out of the spindle
    • Hold the inner tie rod with a 14mm wrench if necessary
    • Twist the outer tie rod off the inner tie rod with a 19mm wrench
    • Twist off the lock nut by hand
  3. Installing the Outer Tie Rod (8:07)
    • If you marked the inner tie rod, spin the lock nut to match the paint line
    • If you took a measurement, spin the lock nut to the correct distance from the steering bellow
    • Spin the outer tie rod onto the inner tie rod until it reaches the lock nut
    • Push the tie rod stud into the wheel spindle
    • Torque the tie rod nut to 36 foot-pounds
    • Install the new cotter pin with the longer leg facing down
    • Bend the cotter pin under the nut with pliers
    • Turn the inner tie rod with a 14mm wrench if it needs to be adjusted
    • Hold the inner tie rod with a 14mm wrench
    • Tighten the lock nut with a 22mm wrench
  4. Reattaching the Wheel (11:36)
    • 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 76 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Measuring Tape
  • Hammer
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 21mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 22mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench
  • 19mm Wrench

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How-to Video:

(13:51 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Measuring Tape
  • Hammer
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 21mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 22mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench
  • 19mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • OE # 4504629255
  • Reference Number ES3306

Vehicle Fit

  • 1992-2000 Lexus ES300 Front Outer Tie Rod Pair
  • 2001 Lexus ES300 Front Outer Tie Rod Pair (Built Before 7/01 Production Date)
  • 1999-2003 Lexus RX300 Front Outer Tie Rod Pair
  • 1995-2004 Toyota Avalon Front Outer Tie Rod Pair
  • 1992-2000 Toyota Camry Front Outer Tie Rod Pair
  • 2001 Toyota Camry Front Outer Tie Rod Pair (Built Before 7/01 Production Date)
  • 1998-2002 Toyota Sienna Front Outer Tie Rod Pair
  • 2003 Toyota Sienna Front Outer Tie Rod Pair (Built Before 1/03 Production Date)
  • 1999-2003 Toyota Solara Front Outer Tie Rod Pair
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