Specifications:

  • Brand New Power Rack & Pinion Assembly
    • not remanufactured
    • no core charge
  • Includes:
    • Gear assembly
    • Inner tie rods
    • Rack boots
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

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 : 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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Vehicle Fit

  • 1998-2001 Ford Explorer Power Rack & Pinion Assembly
  • 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac (Built Before 4/01 Production Date) Power Rack & Pinion Assembly
  • 1998-2000 Ford Ranger Extended Cab Power Rack & Pinion Assembly
  • 1998-2000 Mazda B2500 Truck Extended Cab Power Rack & Pinion Assembly
  • 1998-2000 Mazda B3000 Truck Extended Cab Power Rack & Pinion Assembly
  • 1998-2000 Mazda B4000 Truck Extended Cab Power Rack & Pinion Assembly
  • 1998-2001 Mercury Mountaineer Power Rack & Pinion Assembly

This part replaces:

  • A1 Cardone 22-234
Part #: 1ASTG00018


How-to Video:

(10:34 min)