Replaces

2001-04 Ford Escape Mazda Tribute Steering & Suspension Kit - 1ASFK01978

Specifications:

  • Brand New Steering & Suspension Kit
  • Comes as an 8 Piece Kit
    • Fits LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
  • 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.

Part Details

  • Kit Includes: (2) Front Outer Tie Rods
  • Kit Includes: (2) Front Lower Control Arms with Ball Joints
  • Kit Includes: (2) Front Sway Bar Links
  • Kit Includes: (2) Front Inner Tie Rods
  • Quantity: 8 Piece Set

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 Note: Whenever replacing steering components, it is highly recommended to have a professional alignment performed on the vehicle afterwards.  Failure to do so may result in issues with steering and premature tire wear.

  1. step : Remove the top of the shock (1:02)
    • Pop the hood and apply penetrating oil to the top four bolts.
    • Use a 14 mm socket and ratchet to remove the nuts.
  2. step : Remove the wheel (1:35)
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and the tire
  3. step : Remove the bottom part of the strut (1:52)
    • Apply penetrating oil to your 10 mm brake line bracket bolt, 14mm Stabilizer link bolt and two 18 mm strut bolts.
    • Unbolt the brake line bracket bolt, and then use your 5 mm Allen wrench to stabilize the bolt and work the nut loose with your 14 mm wrench or socket.
    • Continue to loosen, apply penetrating oil, tighten, loosen, apply penetrating oil and repeat until you work it loose.
    • Use a breaker bar or pipe and ratchet to remove the 18 mm bolts.
  4. step : Install the new strut (7:00)
    • Position your strut into place and thread your 6 nuts on.
    • Torque the top four 14mm bolts to 35 ft lbs.
    • Tighten and torque the bottom two bolts to 85 ft lbs.
    • Bolt your stabilizer link back in as well as your brake line bracket.
    • Use your 14 mm socket, ratchet and 5 mm Allen wrench to install the stabilizer link.
    • The brake line bracket can be reinstalled with a 10 mm socket and ratchet.
  5. step : Put the wheel back on (9:50)
    • Replace the wheel and hand tighten the lug nuts.
    • Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts in a star pattern to 100 ft lbs.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 5mm Allen Wrench

  • General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Large Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 12mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 11mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 16mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench
  • 17mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench
  • 12mm Wrench
  • 19mm Wrench
  • 10mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench
  • 11mm Wrench

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My 03 Escape rides like a new car after installing this kit.
February 17, 2018
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who is the manufacture for these products?
ashley h on Mar 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These are our 1A Auto brand parts. We use multiple vendors based overseas in China, Taiwan, or Japan to make these to meet or exceed OE specifications and to match the OEM parts for a guaranteed direct fit replacement.

Vehicle Fit

Year Make Model Description
2001-2004Ford Escape Ford Escape (excluding Hybrid Models) 8 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit
2001-2004Mazda Tribute Mazda Tribute 8 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit

This part replaces:

  • OE # YL8Z5K483AA
  • OE # EC0134150A
  • OE # YL8Z3280EA
  • OE # YL8Z3A130GA
  • OE # 5L8Z3A130AA
  • OE # EC0132240
  • Moog ES3631
  • Moog K80398
  • Moog K80397
  • Moog K80104
  • Moog EV424
  • Dorman 520-283
  • Dorman 520-284
  • Hollander 512-01268R
  • Hollander 512-01269L
  • OE # 4L8Z3078R
  • OE # YL8Z3A130GA, 5L8Z3A130AA
  • OE # 4L8Z3079L
  • OE # YL8Z5K483AA, EC0134150A
  • OE # YL8Z3280EA, EC0132240
Part #: 1ASFK01978


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