Replaces

1979-1991 Ford LTD Outer Tie Rod End Driver or Passenger Side (Moog)

This part replaces:

  • OE # 2W7Z 3A130 A
  • MOOG ES3495

  • New

MOOG ES3495 [FRONT OUTER TIE ROD END]

This Moog brand Front Outer Tie Rod End is just what you need to ensure the safety and integrity of your vehicle's suspension and steering.

Specifications:

  • Fits either LH (Driver Side) or RH (Passenger Side) OUTER
  • Replaces one of many dealer part numbers including: 2W7Z-3A130-A, 2W7Z-3A130-AA, D9AZ-3A130-A, F3AZ-3A130-A, 2W7Z3A130A, 2W7Z3A130AA, D9AZ3A130A, F3AZ3A130A
  • Connects to adjusting sleeve
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Grease-able

When installed correctly and an alignment performed, this outer tie rod could also reduce uneven 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 (0:58 in the video)
    • 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 (1:33 in the video)
    • 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 (5:43 in the video)
    • 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 (6:11 in the video)
    • 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 (9:24 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

Tools needed for replacement:

    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

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 # 2W7Z 3A130 A
  • MOOG ES3495

Vehicle Fit

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  • 1980 Lincoln Continental Outer Tie Rod End Driver or Passenger Side (Moog)
  • 1980-1983 Lincoln Mark VI Outer Tie Rod End Driver or Passenger Side (Moog)
  • 1981-2002 Lincoln Town Car Outer Tie Rod End Driver or Passenger Side (Moog)
  • 1987-1991 Mercury Colony Park Outer Tie Rod End Driver or Passenger Side (Moog)
  • 1979-2002 Mercury Grand Marquis Outer Tie Rod End Driver or Passenger Side (Moog)
  • 1979-1982 Mercury Marquis Outer Tie Rod End Driver or Passenger Side (Moog)
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