Specifications:

  • Brand New Tie Rod
  • Comes as a Set of 4
    • 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.

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
    • 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 : Removing the Outer Tie Rod (1:12)
    • 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 : Installing the New Outer Tie Rod (2:40)
    • 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 : Reattaching the Wheel (4:47)
    • 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

  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Measuring Tape

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers
  • Adjustable Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Grease Gun

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Vehicle Fit

  • 2002-2005 Ford Explorer Inner & Outer Tie Rod 4 Piece Set V6 4.0L
  • 2002-2005 Mercury Mountaineer Inner & Outer Tie Rod 4 Piece Set V6 4.0L

This part replaces:

  • Moog ES3461
  • Moog EV421
  • OE # 1L2Z3280CA
Part #: 1ASFK02830

Ships Same Day for orders placed by 4 P.M. ET

How-to Video:

(05:40 min)