Replaces

2001-05 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Suspension Kit - 1ASFK05778


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.

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  1. step : Install the new ball joint (0:40)
    • Set up the ball joint in the ball joint press.
    • Get the top of the ball joint flush with the top of the control arm.
    • Readjust the press, taking the rubber boot off and get the control arm the rest of the way in.
    • Replace the rubber boot.
    • Lock it into place with a snap ring.
    • If you have snap ring pliers, this is much easier but you can do it without them.
  2. step : Reassemble the steering knuckle and control arm. (2:35)
    • Position the ball joint pointing outward and work the steering knuckle onto it.
    • Lower the jack stand from the control arm.
    • Thread the nut onto the ball joint.
    • Put the grease fitting on the ball joint.
  3. step : Install the axle (3:36)
    • Get the axle into the hub and transmission.
    • Torque the bolts to 60 foot pounds, using a star pattern to secure the axle evenly.
  4. step : Put the tie rod back on (4:22)
    • Torque the ball joint nut to 98 foot pounds and secure with a cotter pin.
    • Fill the lower ball joint grease fitting with grease using a grease gun.
    • Torque the tie rod nut to 60 ft lbs and secure with a cotter pin.
  5. step : Install the stabilizer link. (5:48)
    • Thread the washers and bushings onto the link.
    • Jack the control arm up and tighten the stabilizer link nuts to 15-16 ft lbs.
    • Thread the hub nut on.
    • Lower the jack from the suspension.
    • Retighten the torsion bar to the mark you made earlier.
  6. step : Put the wheel back on (7:35)
    • Thread the lug nuts on.
    • Lower the vehicle.
    • Torque the lug nuts in a star pattern to 100 ft lbs.
    • Torque the hub nut to 220 ft lbs using your 35 mm socket.
    • Put the retainer and cotter pin and wheel cap on.
    • Have your alignment checked and adjusted.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Center Punch
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set
  • 35mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • Complete SAE Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • Grease Gun
  • Pitman Arm Puller
  • Ball Joint Press

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How-to Video:

(08:42 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Center Punch
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set
  • 35mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • Complete SAE Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • Grease Gun
  • Pitman Arm Puller
  • Ball Joint Press



This part replaces:

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  • OE # F87Z3A130BA
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  • Dorman 520-222
  • Dorman 536-402
  • Moog ES3461
  • Moog K7275
  • Moog K80068
  • Moog K80771
  • Moog K80788
  • Moog K8694T
  • Moog K8695T
  • Moog K8708T

Vehicle Fit

  • 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 10 Piece Set Suspension Kit for Models with One Piece Design Control Arm
Part #: 1ASFK05778

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