Ford Focus Tie Rod Front Pair - 1ASFK01462

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Part Details

  • Quantity:   Pair
  • Front or Rear Location:   Front
  • Location:   Inner

This tie rod is just what you need to ensure the safety and integrity of your vehicle's suspension and steering.


  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) FRONT INNER
  • Replaces dealer part number: YS4Z3280CB, YS4Z 3280 CB
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards

Remember whenever you are replacing any front end or steering components you should have your vehicle professionally aligned as soon as possible. This will ensure proper tracking and even tire wear.

Our steering and suspension components come pre-greased,  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.

Item Condition: New

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WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

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 : Removing the Wheel (0:25)
    • Loosen the 19mm lug nut
    • Loosen the three 18mm lug nuts
    • Raise and support the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Slide the wheel off the hub
  2. step : Removing the Outer Tie Rod (2:07)
    • Loosen the jam nut with a 15mm wrench and T30 Torx bit
    • Remove the cotter pin from the castle nut with pliers
    • Loosen the castle nut with a 13/16" wrench
    • Thread the castle nut until its only on a couple of threads
    • Strike the center link with a hammer to loosen the inner tie rod stud
    • Remove the castle nut
    • Separate the inner tie rod from the center link
    • Twist the inner tie rod out of the adjuster sleeve, counting how many turns it takes to remove
    • Twist the jam nut off the inner tie rod with locking pliers and a 22mm socket and ratchet
  3. step : Removing the Inner Tie Rod (5:15)
    • Remove the clamp at the base of the boot on the tie rod
    • Pry the clamp off with a right angle pick from the boot
    • Remove the rod
    • Remove the boot by prying up with a right angle pick
    • If you do not have a special tool, follow the steps to remove the control arm
    • Jack up underneath the transmission with a block of wood
    • Secure the nut on the control arm with a 21mm wrench
    • Loosen the nuts on the ends of the control arm with an 18mm socket and breaker bar
    • Remove the 21mm nut from beneath the control arm
    • Pry the control arm out with a pry bar
    • Turn the wheel on the opposite end to access the tie rod
    • Clench the end of the tie rod with locking pliers
    • Loosen the tie rod with a pipe wrench
  4. step : Installing the Inner Tie Rod (13:25)
    • Remove the nut from the end of the tie rod
    • Twist the tie rod into place
    • Tighten the tie rod with an adjustable wrench
    • Insert the boot into place
    • Tighten the two clamps to the boot
    • Reinstall the jam nut
    • Insert the control arm into place
    • Raise the transmission with a piece of wood and a jack
    • Insert the bolts to the ends of the control arm
    • Lower the jack from the transmission
    • Tap the bolt into the control arm
    • Tighten the bolts on the bottom of the control arm
    • Tighten the bottom bolts to 85 foot-pounds
    • Raise underneath the ball joint to simulate ride height
    • Tighten the bolts to the ends of the control arm with an 18mm socket and breaker bar
    • Torque the bolts on the end of the control arm to 85 foot-pounds
  5. step : Installing the Outer Tie Rod (20:08)
    • Twist the inner tie rod into the adjuster sleeve the same number of turns it took to remove
    • Tighten the jam nut until it reaches the adjuster sleeve
    • Remove the castle nut from the tie rod ball joint
    • Place the inner tie rod stud into the connector rod
    • Thread the castle nut onto the tie rod stud
    • Tighten the castle nut with a 16mm socket
    • Line up the castle nut with the hole in the stud
    • Tighten the castle nut to 35 foot-pounds
    • Tighten the jam nut to 46 foot-pounds
  6. step : Installing the Wheel (23:05)
    • Slide the wheel onto the hub
    • Start the lug nuts
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 98 foot-pounds of torque in a star pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Pick
  • Wire Brush
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Vise Grip Pliers
  • Pipe Wrench
  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Dead Blow Hammer

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench
  • 19mm Wrench
  • 21mm wrench

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Year Make Model Description
2000-2005Ford Focus Ford Focus Front Inner Tie Rod Pair
2006Ford Focus Ford Focus Front Inner Tie Rod Pair (Built Before 12/05/05 Production Date)
Part #: 1ASFK01462

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