Specifications:

  • Comes as a 4 Piece Kit
    • Fits LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) Front
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards

Our steering and suspension components are sealed for long life and do not require the extra maintenance typically required by greasable versions.

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.

Direct Fit

All parts are direct fit, application-specific parts with no modifications required

Rigorously Tested

Rigorously tested and made from higher quality materials than the competition. Our parts are built to have a longer life in any environment or road conditions.

State of the Art Manufacturing

Our parts are manufactured by some of the same factories that the OEMs use.

Prepackaged for Your Convenience

Our kits have been carefully put together to include all of the parts you need to get the job done, saving you both time and money. These kits also help take the guesswork out of finding the correct part for your vehicle’s steering or suspension system, allowing you to get started on your repair project faster.

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. 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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Vehicle Fit

  • 2002-2003 Ford Explorer 4 Door Steering Kit 4 Piece Set
  • 2002-2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4 Piece Set Steering Kit

This part replaces:

  • Hollander 538-01585
  • Hollander 538-01616
  • OE # 1L241104AC
  • OE # 1L241104AD
  • OE # 1L241104AE
  • OE # 1L241104AF
  • OE # 1L241104AG
  • OE # 1L241K018AB
  • OE # 1L2Z1104AA
  • OE # 1L2Z1104AB
  • OE # 2L241104AA
  • OE # 2L241K018AB
  • OE # 2L2Z1104AA
  • OE # 2L2Z1104AB
  • OE # 3C5Z1104AA
  • OE # 3L241K018AA
  • OE # 3L241K018AB
  • OE # 3L2Z1104AB
  • OE # 4L241K018AA
  • OE # 4L2Z1104AA
  • OE # 5L5Z3A130AA
  • OE # F87Z3A130BA
  • Dorman 951-066
  • Hollander 538-01585, 538-01616
  • OE # 4L2Z 1104 AA, 3L2Z 2C204 AA
  • Moog ES3461
Part #: 1ASFK02184



How-to Video:

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