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Part Details

  • Quantity:   Pair
  • Location:   Inner

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

Specifications:

  • Comes As A Pair
  • Includes Both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) INNERS
  • Direct replacement
  • 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 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.

Item Condition: New

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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 (0:45)
    • Break the lug nuts loose with a 21mm socket and breaker bar
    • Raise the vehicle and secure it on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts the rest of the way
    • Remove the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Outer Tie Rod (1:07)
    • Soak the inner tie rod mounting nut with rust penetrant
    • Do the same for the jam nut
    • Use a 24mm wrench to break the jam nut loose
    • Use a 14mm socket to remove the outer tie rod end mounting nut
    • Hammer the knuckle where the tie rod goes through it to release it
    • Remove the outer tie rod from the inner tie rod
  3. step : Removing the Inner Tie Rod End (2:28)
    • Remove the jam nut
    • Remove the outer boot clamp
    • Cut and remove the inner boot clamp
    • Use a small flat head screwdriver and pry the boot up, spray rust penetrant inside
    • Pull the boot off
    • Inspect the boot for tears or holes
    • Slide the inner tie rod end tool wrench type adapter and place it on the inner tie rod
    • Slip the pipe part of the tool over and lock it on to the wrench piece
    • Use a 1/4 inch ratchet or breaker bar to break the inner tie rod loose
    • Remove the inner tie rod
  4. step : Reinstalling the New Inner Tie Rod End (5:39)
    • Apply a small amount of thread locker on the threads
    • Install the lock washer
    • Start threading in the inner tie rod in by hand
    • Make sure the lock washer stays aligned with the two notches in the steering
    • Insert the tie rod tool
    • Snug it up by feel, do not pull on it very tight
    • Fold the lock washer over to lock the tie rod in
    • Remove the jam nut
    • Pack the inner tie rod end with as much grease as can fit in there
    • Apply some silicone paste or grease to the ends of the bellow boot
    • Slide the bellow boot back on the tie rod
    • Slip the inner part over the steering rack, it will lock in place
    • Reattach the old outer boot clamp
    • Use a plastic cable tie to secure the inner part of the boot
  5. step : Reinstalling the Outer Tie Rod End (9:37)
    • Line up the jam nut as close as possible to where it was on the old inner tie rod
    • Apply anti-seize on the threads
    • Insert the outer tie rod all the way to the jam nut
    • Insert the outer tie rod though the knuckle
    • Install the castle nut
    • Use a 16mm socket and snug it up
    • Install the cotter pin
    • Bend the ends of the cotter pin
    • Tighten up the jam nut with a 24mm wrench
  6. step : Reinstalling the Wheel (11:49)
    • Install the wheel back on
    • Thread on the lug nuts by hand
    • Lower the car on to the ground
    • Torque the lug nuts in a star pattern to 87 ft-lbs
    • Go around and check the torque again

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 21mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Inner Tie Rod Removal Tool

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 24mm Wrench

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Year Make Model Description
2004-2014Mazda 3 Mazda 3 Inner Tie Rod Pair
2006-2010Mazda 5 Mazda 5 Inner Tie Rod Pair
2012-2013Mazda 5 Mazda 5 Inner Tie Rod Pair
Part #: 1ASFK02101


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