1981-2002 Lincoln Town Car Front Outer Tie Rod End

Part Details

  • Location: Outer
  • Location: Front

This part replaces:

  • OE # 2W7Z3A130A, F5AZ3A130A

  • New

Your outer tie rod end connects the inner tie rod sleeve and end to the front spindle or knuckle. Over time the greasable joint can wear causing loose connections and a sloppy steering feel.


  • Fits either LH (Driver Side) or RH (Passenger Side) FRONT OUTER
  • Comes as shown with greasable joint
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 2W7Z-3A130-A, F5AZ-3A130-A, 2W7Z3A130A, F5AZ3A130A
  • 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. When installed correctly and an alignment performed, this tie rod end could also reduce uneven tire wear.

Lifetime Warranty

Effective June 23, 2014: This item is backed by a manufacturer's 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
    • 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
    • Turn the rotor by hand or turn the steering wheel to access the tie rod
    • Remove the cotter pin from the tie rod nut with needle nose pliers
    • Loosen the 19mm nut from the tie rod end
    • Loosen the 1/4 inch nut and bolt from the tie rod clamp
    • Apply penetrating oil to the tie rod end
    • Separate the tie rod from the steering knuckle with a pickle fork and hammer
    • If a pickle fork is not available, remove the 19mm nut from the tie rod end
    • Then thread the nut on upside down and separate the tie rod from the steering knuckle with a hammer
    • Mark the outer tie rod threads with a marker where they meet the inner tie rod
    • Twist off the outer tie rod with an adjustable wrench
  3. Preparing the New Outer Tie Rod
    • Measure the distance from the end of the old tie rod to the marked threads
    • Mark the new tie rod in the same location
  4. Installing the New Outer Tie Rod
    • Remove the shipping boot
    • Twist the new outer tie rod into place
    • Clean the steering knuckle
    • Push the outer tie rod into the steering knuckle
    • Thread the 19mm nut onto the tie rod end
    • Tighten the 19mm nut to 50 foot-pounds of torque
    • Line up the nut with the cotter pin hole
    • Insert the cotter pin into place
    • Bend the cotter pin with needle nose pliers
    • Insert the 1/4 inch nut and bolt into the tie rod clamp
    • Tighten the 1/4 inch bolt to between 20 - 25 foot-pounds
  5. Reattaching the Wheel
    • 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

How-to Video:

(09:59 min)

Tools List:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Cloth Rags
  • Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 1/2 Inch Socket
  • 13/16 Inch Spark Plug Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Hammer
  • Pickle Fork
  • Tie Rod Fork

  • Wrenches - SAE

  • 1/2 Inch Wrench

This part replaces:

  • OE # 2W7Z3A130A, F5AZ3A130A

Vehicle Fit

  • 1987-1991 Ford Country Squire Front Outer Tie Rod End
  • 1983-2002 Ford Crown Victoria Front Outer Tie Rod End
  • 1979-1986 Ford LTD Front Outer Tie Rod End
  • 1980 Lincoln Continental Front Outer Tie Rod End
  • 1980-1983 Lincoln Mark VI Front Outer Tie Rod End
  • 1981-2002 Lincoln Town Car Front Outer Tie Rod End
  • 1979-1991 Mercury Colony Park Front Outer Tie Rod End
  • 1979-2002 Mercury Grand Marquis Front Outer Tie Rod End
  • 1979-1982 Mercury Marquis Front Outer Tie Rod End
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