Specifications:

  • Brand New Suspension Kit
  • Comes as a Set of 4
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards

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.

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 : Removing the Wheel (0:43)
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 30mm hub nut
    • Loosen the 19mm 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 : Loosening the Axle (1:31)
    • Remove the 18mm control arm nut
    • Twist the 18mm on by hand a few threads
    • Hammer the wheel knuckle until it slides down
    • Hammer the axle out with a pry bar
    • Remove the 18mm nut
    • Pull the wheel knuckle forward
  3. step : Removing the Stabilizer Link (2:39)
    • Insert a 15mm socket and ratchet on the top
    • Insert a 16mm socket and ratchet on the bottom
    • Remove the bolt and remove the stabilizer link
    • If the link is broken, fill the top with rust penetrant
    • Insert locking pliers onto the bar
    • Remove the lower bolt with a 16mm socket and ratcher
    • Remove the plastic tube, remove the rest of the plastic with a hammer and chisel
    • Use locking pliers on the upper bushing and remove the lower nut
    • Hammer out the stabilizer link
  4. step : Removing the Axle (4:23)
    • Turn the wheel knuckle
    • Slide the axle back and remove it from the hub
  5. step : Installing the Axle (4:48)
    • Insert the axle into the hub
    • Preliminarily tighten the hub nut
    • Insert the axle into the differential case
    • Push the ball joint into the wheel knuckle
    • Hand tighten the 18mm nut
    • Check to make sure the axle is in place
    • Tighten the 18mm nut
    • Tighten the 18mm nut to 90 foot-pounds
  6. step : Reinstalling the Stabilizer Link (6:09)
    • Slightly jack up the other side of the vehicle
    • Insert a washer onto the link
    • Insert a bushing onto the link
    • Insert the stabilizer link into place
    • Insert a bushing onto the link
    • Insert a washer onto the link
    • Insert the tube onto the link
    • Insert a washer onto the link
    • Insert a bushing onto the link
    • Insert the link through the sway bar
    • Insert a bushing onto the link
    • Insert a washer onto the link
    • Tighten the 15mm nut to the top of the link
    • Lower the jack
    • Tighten the 16mm nut on the bottom of the link
  7. step : Reattaching the Wheel (7:45)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the hub nut to 180 foot-pounds
    • 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

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Ratchets & Related

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket
  • 30mm Socket

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How-to Video:

(08:47 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Ratchets & Related

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket
  • 30mm Socket



This part replaces:

  • A1 Cardone 66-2153
  • A1 Cardone 66-2154
  • Hollander 447-02639L
  • Hollander 447-02638R
  • OE # 6L2Z3A427AA, 1L243A428AC
  • OE # 6L2Z 3A428 AA
  • Moog ES3461
  • Reference Number AXLE 146A
  • Reference Number AXLE 147A

Vehicle Fit

  • 2002-2005 Ford Explorer 4 Door Suspension Kit
  • 2002-2005 Mercury Mountaineer Suspension Kit
Part #: 1ASFK04113

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