Part Details

  • Front or Rear Location: Front
  • Location: Outer

MOOG ES3461 [FRONT OUTER TIE ROD END]

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

Specifications:

  • Fits LH (Driver Side) or RH (Passenger Side) OUTER
  • Replaces one of many dealer part numbers including: 5L5Z-3A130-AA, F87Z-3A130-BA, 5L5Z3A130AA, F87Z3A130BA
  • Connects to inner tie rod
  • Grease-able
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

When installed correctly and an alignment performed, this outer tie rod could also reduce uneven tire wear.

Item Condition: New

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 : 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

Year Make Model Description
1998-2003Ford Explorer Ford Explorer Front Outer Tie Rod MOOG ES3461
1998-2011Ford Ranger Ford Ranger Front Outer Tie Rod MOOG ES3461
2001-2003Mazda B2300 Truck Mazda B2300 Truck Front Outer Tie Rod MOOG ES3461
1998-2001Mazda B2500 Truck Mazda B2500 Truck Front Outer Tie Rod MOOG ES3461
1998-2004Mazda B3000 Truck Mazda B3000 Truck Front Outer Tie Rod MOOG ES3461
1998-2004Mazda B4000 Truck Mazda B4000 Truck Front Outer Tie Rod MOOG ES3461
1998-2003Mercury Mountaineer Mercury Mountaineer Front Outer Tie Rod MOOG ES3461

This part replaces:

  • MOOG ES3461
  • OE # 5L5Z 3A130 AA
Only 4 left in stock
Part #: 1ASTE00055


Order must be placed by 4pm ET

Get it in: 2 - 4 Business Days

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MOOG
Brand #: ES3461

How-to Video:

(10:34 min)