Replaces

2002-2006 Nissan Altima Front Outer Tie Rod Pair

This part replaces:

  • OE # 485200M025, 485200M085 x2

  • New

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

Specifications:

  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both the LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) FRONT OUTER
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 48520-0M-085, 485200M085
  • Direct replacements
  • 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 (0:55 in the video)
    • 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 (1:15 in the video)
    • Measure the distance from the end of the boot to the center of the top of the tie rod
    • Note that measurement
    • Apply penetrating oil to the tie rod lock nut
    • Hold the inner tie rod with a 13mm wrench
    • Loosen the locking nut with an adjustable wrench
    • Turn the wheel by hand or with the steering wheel for better access to the tie rod
    • Remove the cotter pin with needle nose pliers
    • If you cannot remove the cotter pin, sheer it off by removing the 19mm bolt
    • Remove the 19mm bolt
    • Loosen the tie rod from the spindle by striking the spindle with a hammer
    • Pull the outer tie rod out of the handle
    • Hold the inner tie rod with a 13mm wrench
    • Twist off the outer tie rod by hand
  3. Installing the New Outer Tie Rod (3:52 in the video)
    • Apply anti-seize grease to the inner tie rod
    • Hold the inner tie rod with a 13mm wrench
    • Twist the outer tie rod on by hand
    • Measure the distance from the end of the boot to the center of the top of the tie rod
    • This should equal the measurement recorded in Step 2
    • Push the outer tie rod into the spindle
    • Start the tie rod nut by hand
    • Tighten the nut to 55 foot-pounds of torque
    • Line the tie rod hole up with one of the slots in the nut
    • Insert the cotter pin and bend it to lock it
    • Hold the inner tie rod with a 13mm wrench
    • Tighten the locking nut with an adjustable wrench
  4. Reattaching the Wheel (6:35 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

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Anti-Seize Grease
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Lug Wrench
  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands
  • Large Hammer

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 13mm Wrench

How-to Video:

(07:14 min)

Tools List:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Anti-Seize Grease
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Lug Wrench
  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands
  • Large Hammer

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 13mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • OE # 485200M025, 485200M085 x2

Vehicle Fit

  • 1996-2001 Infiniti I30 Front Outer Tie Rod Pair
  • 2002-2004 Infiniti I35 Front Outer Tie Rod Pair
  • 1995-1998 Nissan 240SX Front Outer Tie Rod Pair
  • 2002-2006 Nissan Altima Front Outer Tie Rod Pair
  • 1995-2008 Nissan Maxima Front Outer Tie Rod Pair
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