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Part Details

  • Bearing Type:   Ball Bearing
  • Quantity:   10 Piece Set
  • Kit Includes:
      (2) Front Lower Ball Joints
      (2) Front Outer Tie Rods
      (2) Front Sway Bar Links
      (2) Front Wheel Bearings
      (2) Front Inner Tie Rods

Specifications:

  • Steering & Suspension Kit
  • Comes as a Set of 10
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards 

Our steering and suspension components come pre-greased, sealed for long life, and do not require the extra maintenance typically required by greasable versions.

Direct Fit

Application-specific, with no modifications required.

Rigorously Tested

Made from higher quality materials than the competition. Built to have a longer life in any environment or road conditions.

State of the Art Manufacturing

By the same factories that the OEMs use.

Prepackaged for Your Convenience

Carefully assembled to include all of the parts you need, saving time and money.

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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.

Note: When replacing steering components, it is recommended to have a professional alignment performed on the vehicle afterwards. This will ensure proper tracking and even tire wear.

  1. step : Remove the wheel (1:10)
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and set the wheel aside.
    • Put the wheel under the vehicle for added security in the event of a jack failure.
  2. step : Remove the brakes (2:00)
    • Remove the 13 mm sockets anchoring the caliper.
    • Wire tie the caliper up out of the way.
    • Use a 15mm socket to remove the caliper bracket
    • Remove the rotor
    • Remove the dust shield with your 8 mm socket and ratchet
  3. step : Remove the outer tie rod (3:00)
    • Use your pliers to remove the cotter pin from the tie rod
    • Remove the nut with your 21 mm socket and ratchet
    • Pull apart the tie rod with a tie rod puller.
    • Use a paint marker to mark where the top nut on the tie rod is.
    • Use two adjustable wrenches to remove the tie rod.
  4. step : Install the new tie rod (6:15)
    • Apply a little loctite to the inner tie rod
    • Screw on the outer tie rod to the inner tie rod up to your paint marker mark.
    • Fill the dust boot with grease
    • Reassemble the tie rod end, replacing the nut and cotter pin.
    • Reassemble the brakes and wheel.
    • See our other videos for more detailed instructions.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Wire Ties
  • Liquid Thread Locker
  • Marker / Writing Utensil
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers
  • Lug Wrench
  • Wire Cutters

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Tie Rod Puller

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Customer Q&A
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Are they upper or lower ball joints?
David M February 15, 2018
They are lower ball joints you will want to get upper control arms that have the upper ball joints attached already
J O February 15, 2018
Year Make Model Description
1998-2001Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 4 Wheel Drive Steering & Suspension Kit 10 Piece Set
1998-2001Mercury Mountaineer Mercury Mountaineer 4 Wheel Drive Steering & Suspension Kit 10 Piece Set
Part #: 1ASFK04836


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How-to Video:

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