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Part Details

  • Quantity:   12 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) Steering Rack & Pinion Bellows
      (2) Front Inner Tie Rods

 

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

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 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 (1:59)
    • Pull off the center cap
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Remove the cotter pin and loosen the 35mm hub nut
    • Loosen the seven 13mm 12-point bolts that hold the axle to the front drive
    • Raise and secure the car
    • Remove the wheel
  2. step : Loosen the Torsion Bar (2:54)
    • Spray the torsion bar with spray paint and loosen the torsion bar tension bolt with an 18mm bolt
  3. step : Remove the Tie Rod (3:45)
    • Use a pair of pliers to remove the cotter pin
    • Remove the nut at the end of the tie rod
    • Use a tie rod puller to separate the tie rod
  4. step : Remove the stabilizer links (5:25)
    • Use a 9/16 wrench to secure the bottom and a 14 mm socket to unbolt the stabilizer link
    • Use a hammer and punch to remove the stabilizer link
  5. step : Pull the Axle from the CV Joint (6:52)
    • Unbolt the seven bolts, using a pry bar to keep the hub from rotating
    • Remove the hub nut using a 35 mm socket
    • Give the axle a tap with a hammer and pull the axle out
  6. step : Remove the Ball Joint (9:00)
    • Use a jack and wood plank or two to lift the control arm and relieve tension from the ball joint
    • Unbolt the the ball joint using a breaker bar and 27mm socket
    • Use a ball joint removal tool to pull the ball joint apart
    • With a ball joint press, remove the ball joint completely
    • See Part Two for reassembly

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Center Punch
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood
  • Marker / Writing Utensil
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • Ball Joint Press
  • Tie Rod Puller

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Lot of up and down reviews, but price was really got my attention. Every part was a perfect replacement for factory ones and so far have held up very nicely. Great for everyday wear and tear.
June 22, 2017
Front suspension kit
My mechanic installed this. He said everything fit like the original and had no problems. It says lifetime warranty. I hope it holds up well
January 10, 2018
front suspension kit
very easy transaction , great prices , and fast shipping . I have recommended to several co workers who have since ordered parts for themselves . I am a mechanic myself and fitment was just as if they came from a oem dealer .
March 22, 2018
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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
So this kit doesnt work for the sport trac? Or its only the sway bar links that arent compatible?
Tony G June 17, 2017
it is for the explorer and does not fit the sport trac. I am talking about the full kit.
Charles F June 17, 2017
This kit does not fit Sport Trac models.
Tim K June 18, 2017
Is this the kit with the ball joint already attached to the control arm?
Joe C November 11, 2017
Yes, the upper control arms have the ball joints already installed!
Tim K November 13, 2017
yes
J D March 22, 2018
Year Make Model Description
2002-2005Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 4 Door 12 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit V6 4.0L
2002-2005Mercury Mountaineer Mercury Mountaineer Steering & Suspension Kit 12 Piece Set V6 4.0L
Part #: 1ASFK02391


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