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MOOG ES3438 [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 either LH (Driver Side) or RH (Passenger Side) OUTER
  • Replaces one of many dealer part numbers including: 48520-0M085, D8520-15U26, 485200M085, D852015U26
  • Connects to inner tie rod
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Grease-able

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

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

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 (0:50)
    • Loosen your lug nuts
    • Raise and secure your vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and the wheel
  2. step : Remove the tie rod (1:13)
    • Measure your tie rod to help make a preliminary alignment later.
    • Remove the cotter pin in the castle nut.
    • Remove the 19 mm castle nut.
    • Use a hammer to break the tie rod free and lift it up and out.
    • Unscrew the outer tie rod and remove it.
  3. step : Install the new outer tie rod (2:09)
    • Install the grease fitting.
    • Put the outer tie rod onto the inner tie rod.
    • Place the tie rod end into the knuckle.
    • Replace the 19 mm castle nut.
    • Measure your tie rod and make sure it is the same distance as the old one.
    • Tighten up the middle nut when it is.
    • Put your cotter pin into the castle nut.
  4. step : Put your wheel back on (3:30)
    • Thread the lug nuts.
    • Lower the vehicle
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft lbs.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket

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Year Make Model Description
1996-2001Infiniti I30 Infiniti I30 Outer Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side MOOG ES3438
2002-2004Infiniti I35 Infiniti I35 Outer Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side MOOG ES3438
1989-1998Nissan 240SX Nissan 240SX Outer Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side MOOG ES3438
2002-2004Nissan Altima Nissan Altima Outer Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side MOOG ES3438
1995-2008Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima Outer Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side MOOG ES3438
Part #: 1ASTE00053


Order must be placed by 4pm ET

Get it in: 2 - 4 Business Days

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MOOG
Brand #: ES3438

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