Specifications:

  • Brand New Tie Rod
  • Comes as a Pair
    • Fits LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
  • Direct replacement
  • 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.

Part Details

  • Quantity: Pair

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.

  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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What brand are these?
Cody F on Jan 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These are our 1A Auto brand. We use a few aftermarket companies based in either Taiwan, China, or Japan to make these products based off an OE sample to ensure a guaranteed direct fit replacement for the listed vehicles on our site. We back them with a limited lifetime warranty in the event of failure during intended use while you own the vehicle.

Vehicle Fit

Year Make Model Description
2002-2005Ford Explorer Ford Explorer Inner Tie Rod Pair V6 4.0L
2002-2005Mercury Mountaineer Mercury Mountaineer Inner Tie Rod Pair V6 4.0L

This part replaces:

  • Moog EV421
  • OE # 1L2Z3280CA
Part #: 1ASFK01260


Order must be placed by 4pm ET

Get it in: 2 - 4 Business Days

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How-to Video:

(10:34 min)