1ASFK02148-2002-05 Ford Explorer Mercury Mountaineer 10 Piece Steering & Suspension Kit



2002 Ford Explorer 4 Door V6 4.0L 10 Piece Steering & Suspension Kit

Guaranteed to fit 2002 Ford Explorer

02-03 Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer w/4.0L 10 Piece Front Suspension Kit
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Part 1ASFK02148

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Part Details

  • Quantity:   10 Piece
  • Kit Includes:
      (2) Front Lower Ball Joints
      (2) Front Upper Control Arms with Ball Joints
      (2) Front Outer Tie Rods
      (2) Front Sway Bar Links
      (2) Front Inner Tie Rods


  • Brand New Steering & Suspension Kit
  • Comes as a 10 Piece Kit
    • Fits RH (Passenger Side) & LH (Driver Side)
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

Install Tip: When replacing steering components, have a professional alignment performed afterwards.  This ensures proper tracking and even tire wear.

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

No modifications, all the parts needed in one kit
Direct fit - easy install, pre-greased, no maintenance required
Improved ride comfort and longer life

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by our limited lifetime warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will replace the part free of charge. This warranty covers the cost of the part only.

FREE Shipping is standard on Orders shipped to the lower 48 States (Contiguous United States). Standard shipping charges apply to Hawaii, Alaska and US Territories.

Shipping is not available to a P.O. Box, APO/FPO/DPO addresses, or Canada for this item.

Expedited is available on checkout to the United States, excluding Alaska, Hawaii and US Territories.

How to Replace Tie Rod 98-05 Mercury Mountaineer

Created on: 2014-10-17

Learn how to replace the outer tie rod on the 98-05 Mercury Mountaineer and Ford Explorer from our experts in this how-to video

  1. step 1 : Removing the Wheel
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the 21mm 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. step 2 : Removing the Outer Tie Rod
    • Measure the distance from the boot of the inner tie rod to the edge of the outer tie rod
    • Make note of this measurement
    • Remove the cotter pin with a pair of pliers
    • Remove the 19mm ball joint nut
    • Loosen the nut that holds the outer tie rod to the inner tie rod with an adjustable wrench
    • Remove the 18mm nut from the outer tie rod end
    • Strike the steering knuckle with a hammer to loosen the outer tie rod
    • Pull the outer tie rod out of the steering knuckle
    • Twist off the outer tie rod by hand
  3. step 3 : Installing the New Outer Tie Rod
    • Twist the new outer tie rod onto the inner tie rod
    • Push the outer tie rod into the steering knuckle
    • Fasten the 19mm castle nut onto the outer tie rod
    • Tighten the castle nut to 50 foot-pounds of torque
    • Push the cotter pin through the castle nut
    • Twist the cotter pin into place with needle nose pliers
    • Attach the grease fitting to the new outer tie rod
    • Tighten the grease fitting with a 7mm socket and ratchet
    • Fill the tie rod with grease, using a grease gun
    • Measure the distance from the boot of the inner tie rod to the edge of the outer tie rod
    • This should be the same as the measurement noted in Step 2
    • Tighten the nut that holds the outer tie rod to the inner tie rod with an adjustable wrench
  4. step 4 : Reattaching the Wheel
    • 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 between 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools


    Jack Stands

    Measuring Tape

    Floor Jack

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Adjustable Wrench

    Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)

    Torque Wrench


  • Sockets - Metric

    19mm Socket

    21mm Socket

    7mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Grease Gun

Installation Video
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Fits these Makes

Year Make Model Description
2002-2005Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 4 Door V6 4.0L 10 Piece Steering & Suspension Kit
2002-2005Mercury Mountaineer Mercury Mountaineer V6 4.0L 10 Piece Steering & Suspension Kit

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This item may be interchangeable with parts from other brands with the above part numbers. This information is provided only for reference and does not guarantee that the item you are purchasing is identical to parts with part numbers from the brands listed above. To confirm that this item fits your vehicle, use the above "Check Vehicle Fit" option.

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4.93/ 5.0 14
March 17, 2017
I saw your videos on YouTube and because of them, I deicided to order your products. I'm very happy and satisfied with everything. Highly recommended.
Excellent Service, Delivery and Performance
June 28, 2017
The parts ordered were delivered in great shape and fit as stated. No problems at all. A first rate Supplier with very reasonable prices.
Steering & Suspension Kit
August 7, 2017
Im very happy with this kit, all the parts are there. Great value & fast shipping. It could have been packaged a little better, some of the parts are heavy and ate thru the box. Other than that, very happy.
September 28, 2017
The best part about them is that they were hundreds of dollars cheaper than anywhere around
July 18, 2018
Everything came as ordered fit perfectly came in an appropriate time
Exactly What I Needed
December 3, 2018
I noticed my suspension on my 2002 Ford Explorer XLS was squeaky, creaking, and that the ball joints were worn. This all in one kit had everything I needed for a DIY front suspension rebuild for the best price I saw out there. After renting the right tooling for pressing the lower ball joints into the frame, everything from there on out was a breeze. The vids posted by 1A on YouTube greatly helped as well. Once everything was installed, the squeaking and creaking stopped. After an alignment, the Explorer drives like new again.
Perfect fit and great business
February 10, 2019
Everything that the website supplied as far as parts and timeliness and shipping everything was great. My only problems with this transaction was simply the poor delivery and handling of my purchase products by the UPS employees. My box was so heavily damaged and covered in so much tape it was ridiculous. I feel sorry for both components. Upon opening everything was in good condition except for one ball joint plastic cover was broke but the ball joint itself was in great condition.
March 2, 2019
Excellence service 1A Auto have a new client. Regards,
October 16, 2019
Accidentally stumbled on this site through google search, now everywhere else is my last resort. Parts are to OEM standards if not better.
November 9, 2019
I like the fast service and the availability of parts, checking other part stores I would have been spending 100s of dollars to get the same quantity of parts. Thanks for a fast and courtesy service and delivery
January 20, 2020
For the most part everything fits well. Tie rods are about 1/8 in longer than OEM but would recommend and alignment no matter what. Then steam on the lower ball joint is a little longer but that should no matter.
Just WOW
September 30, 2020
Before 1A Auto I would have spent thousands to get my ball joints replaced. Thanks to them I saved that much and got great ball joint replacements for my vehicle and I couldn't be happier with the product. Great price, Great convenience and quick shipping. It fit perfectly on my vehicle and I would recommend to anyone needing the same parts.
Purrs like a Kitten
January 14, 2021
I would most definitely recommend this product to be bought by customers. Easy to replace (If you know what your doing) Truck is 15 years old an She is driving like a New Explorer. Love this PRODUCT
Great parts for the price
May 20, 2021
The parts for the price are great! Same quality as what I can get at the parts store for a way better price and it was delivered to my door!
Customer Q&A
Are the upper and lower ball joints or outer tie rod ends greaseable or do you sell an upgrade to this kit with greaseable ball joints and tie rod ends?
March 12, 2017
These parts are sealed and are not greaseable. We do not carry a kit that are greaseable at this time, unfortunately.
March 12, 2017
How is the durability of the product been rated? I want to make sure I dont pay less to only have to be doing this job again in a few months.
October 11, 2017
The average life expectancy is around 30,000 to 70,000 miles based upon driving habits and road conditions.
October 11, 2017
This will be the expectancy for this particular set, while other vendors provide the same expectancy.
October 12, 2017
Do you guys carry a kit with the ball joint already attached to the control arm?
November 11, 2017
Yes they do and they are good quality parts also. I always buy from 1aauto.
November 11, 2017
Yes, this kit does have the upper control arms with the ball joints installed. They come just as pictured!
November 13, 2017
Will this kit fit 2004 V8?
December 1, 2018
This is unable to fit for V8 models.
December 2, 2018
Isn't there a kit for the rear?
March 28, 2021
This part will not fit for the rear. Please enter your vehicle's year make and model in the search bar at the top of the page. This will display parts guaranteed to fit your vehicle. Just be sure to verify all of the information shown in the Vehicle Fit tab before ordering.
March 29, 2021
Will this fit 4x4 2003 Explorer 4.0L?
May 1, 2021
These will fit your 2003 Ford Explorer as long as it is the 4 door model and the 4.0L engine.
May 3, 2021
I have a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLT 2 door will this suspension work?
May 29, 2021
This is not the correct part for your vehicle, but we do carry the one you need. The correct part number is: https://www.1aauto.com/ford-10-piece-steering-and-suspension-kit-trq-psa56487/i/1asfk04889/1427528/2003
May 29, 2021
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