2002-05 Steering & Suspension Kit - 1ASFK02632

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Part Details

  • Quantity:   10 Piece Set
  • 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

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:  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

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

4.86/ 5.0
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1 Star
Suspension kit
The parts were great all were properly installed and very satisfied!
August 16, 2017
Steering and suspension kit.
Can’t say I dislike anything about this product. Everything was included just like the order started. The installation videos were very helpful. The ball jonts are self packed so adding grease is not necessary. Came in one day of ordering and would recommend this product to others. Five Stars
October 23, 2017
new front end
I have not installed th parts yet but have inspected them. Everything is in the box and undamaged. One reason for buying from 1a auto is watching the installation videos they are some of the best online videos.I feel sure everything will be fine when installed.
December 12, 2017
2003 Mountaineer front suspension kit
Everything came with kit as described. No issues installing, good deal for what it came with
April 3, 2018
Everything included
Looking around to replace my upper and lower ball joints on my 2003 4.6l mercury mountaineer, and I came across this set. This is a whole front suspension set , inner and outer tie rods , upper control arms with upper ball joints already installed, lower ball joints. Cant beat the price or convenience of this package. Thanks a1 auto for great prices and quick shipping. You have a customer for life
July 28, 2018
Entire kit for about what I would have paid for ball joints
Great price, seem to be quality products. I would recommend.
December 6, 2018
Front end suspension kit
Nothing bad to say here. Great price! And shipping was amazing, all the parts were accounted for and they were right! If you visit your local auto store frequently youll understand that one. Half the time there parts are wrong. Package arrived fast than was expected. Overall great buying experience, wish I would have discovered A1 auto much soon would have saved me alot of money over the years, would 100% recommend and will definitely be ordering all my auto part needs from them from now on!!
December 29, 2018
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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
Will this only fit v8 models?
William C August 10, 2016
Yes 4.6L models only
Brian F August 11, 2016
i already replaced my sway bar links, can I perhaps swap it for sway bar bushings?
Joshua G August 17, 2018
We would not be able to exchange out items within this kit for different parts. It would have to be purchased as is with all the items listed. We apologize for any inconveniences and please let us know if you have any further questions.
Jessica D August 17, 2018
Year Make Model Description
2002-2005Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 4 Door 10 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit V8 4.6L
2002-2005Mercury Mountaineer Mercury Mountaineer 10 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit V8 4.6L
Part #: 1ASFK02632

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