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 : Removing the Wheel (1:03)
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Outer Tie Rod (1:24)
    • Turn the brake rotor by hand or turn the steering wheel to turn the rotor
    • Measure the distance from the end of the boot to the center of the tie rod end
    • Note that measurement
    • Loosen the tie rod lock nut with a 15/16" wrench
    • Loosen the 21mm nut from the tie rod
    • Strike the steering knuckle with a hammer to loosen it
    • Lift the tie rod end out of the steering knuckle
    • Twist off the outer tie rod by hand
  3. step : Installing the Outer Tie Rod (2:18)
    • Twist on the outer tie rod
    • Push the tie rod into the steering knuckle
    • Thread the 22mm castle nut onto the tie rod by hand
    • Measure the distance from the end of the boot to the center of the tie rod end
    • This should be the same as the measurement from Step 2
    • Twist the grease fitting into the tie rod
    • Tighten the castle nut to 50-55 foot-pounds of torque
    • Put the cotter pin into the castle nut
    • Twist on the cotter pin with pliers
    • Hold the inner tie rod with a 16mm wrench
    • Tighten the locking nut with a 15/16" wrench
    • Add grease to the tie rod with a grease gun
  4. step : Reattaching the Wheel (4:24)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100-110 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Grease Gun

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 16mm Wrench

  • Wrenches - SAE

  • 15/16 Inch Wrench

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This part replaces:

  • MOOG ES800223
Only 2 left in stock
Part #: MGSTE00053

MOOG
Brand #: ES800223

How-to Video:

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