Specifications:

  • Brand New Steering & Suspension Kit
  • Comes as a 12 Piece Kit
    • Fits LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

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 : Remove the Wheel (1:59)
    • Pull off the center cap
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Remove the cotter pin and loosen the 35mm hub nut
    • Loosen the seven 13mm 12-point bolts that hold the axle to the front drive
    • Raise and secure the car
    • Remove the wheel
  2. step : Loosen the Torsion Bar (2:54)
    • Spray the torsion bar with spray paint and loosen the torsion bar tension bolt with an 18mm bolt
  3. step : Remove the Tie Rod (3:45)
    • Use a pair of pliers to remove the cotter pin
    • Remove the nut at the end of the tie rod
    • Use a tie rod puller to separate the tie rod
  4. step : Remove the stabilizer links (5:25)
    • Use a 9/16 wrench to secure the bottom and a 14 mm socket to unbolt the stabilizer link
    • Use a hammer and punch to remove the stabilizer link
  5. step : Pull the Axle from the CV Joint (6:52)
    • Unbolt the seven bolts, using a pry bar to keep the hub from rotating
    • Remove the hub nut using a 35 mm socket
    • Give the axle a tap with a hammer and pull the axle out
  6. step : Remove the Ball Joint (9:00)
    • Use a jack and wood plank or two to lift the control arm and relieve tension from the ball joint
    • Unbolt the the ball joint using a breaker bar and 27mm socket
    • Use a ball joint removal tool to pull the ball joint apart
    • With a ball joint press, remove the ball joint completely
    • See Part Two for reassembly

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Center Punch
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood
  • Marker / Writing Utensil
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • Ball Joint Press
  • Tie Rod Puller

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Speedy service and the utmost cheapest around for all parts
The whole set is there. No buying a piece at a time and you can watch the shipping process via your email. Definitely the best staff I've ever talked to after receiving my order to tell them thanks. I definitely recommend anyone to them.

Thanks again.
West Virginia
February 9, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
yes I feel like these are Quality Parts and they installed very well and I am very happy with him so far thank you
January 26, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Explorer Steering & Suspension Kit
I was very glad to see that the kit had all the right parts and they fit my 1999 Explorer perfectly. The only problem I had with the parts was that the passenger side upper ball joint pinch bolt was the wrong size and I had to use the old one to complete the job.

The other concern I had was that the kit was shipped to Canada and the declared customs value was more than 2 times the kit price. I am guessing that this value was the individual part price rather than the kit value. The result was that the customs duties & taxes were increased the total cost by over $30.
April 18, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Very nice parts
This is a very nice kit just don't like that the ball joints don't have grease fitting. Other than that all the parts fit correctly and install was without issues
December 16, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
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Will this item work for my 2004 2wd ford ranger edge?
Jacob E on Dec 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine was a 2001 4x4 Explorer xlt. If yours uses the same kit, I recommend it highly. I have made many purchases from 1A Auto and they are great. Customer service is great as well. Glad to help
Does this item fit an explorer sport?
Nathan M on Jan 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: we would need better vehicle information to better answer your question. Year, 2 or 4wd, do you have the 2 piece up control arm system?

How-to Video:

(13:53 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Center Punch
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood
  • Marker / Writing Utensil
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • Ball Joint Press
  • Tie Rod Puller



This part replaces:

  • Dorman 520-221
  • Dorman 520-299
  • Hollander 511-01057AL
  • Hollander 511-01056AR
  • OE # F7ZZ3082CA
  • OE # F57Z3332AA
  • Moog K8694T, K80771
  • Moog K8834
  • Moog EV317
  • Moog ES3461
  • Moog K7275
  • Moog K8708T
  • Moog K8710T

Vehicle Fit

  • 1998-2001 Ford Explorer 12 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit
  • 1998-2004 Ford Ranger 2 Wheel Drive 12 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit for Models with Torsion Bar Suspension 2 Piece Passenger Side Upper Control Arm
  • 1998-2004 Ford Ranger 4 Wheel Drive 12 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit for Models with 2 Piece Passenger Side Upper Control Arm
  • 1998-2001 Mazda B2500 Truck 2 Wheel Drive 12 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit for Models with Torsion Bar Suspension 2 Piece Passenger Side Upper Control Arm
  • 1998-2002 Mazda B3000 Truck 2 Wheel Drive 12 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit for Models with Torsion Bar Suspension 2 Piece Passenger Side Upper Control Arm
  • 1998-2002 Mazda B3000 Truck 4 Wheel Drive 12 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit for Models with 2 Piece Passenger Side Upper Control Arm
  • 1998-2002 Mazda B4000 Truck 2 Wheel Drive 12 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit for Models with Torsion Bar Suspension 2 Piece Passenger Side Upper Control Arm
  • 1998-2002 Mazda B4000 Truck 4 Wheel Drive 12 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit for Models with 2 Piece Passenger Side Upper Control Arm
  • 1998-2001 Mercury Mountaineer 12 Piece Set Steering & Suspension Kit
Part #: 1ASFK02578

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