Specifications:

  • Fits either LH (Driver Side) or RH (Passenger Side) Front Outer
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

Our steering and suspension components are sealed for long life and do not require the extra maintenance typically required by greasable versions.

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.

    It is recommended to seek a professional alignment after completing this repair.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:50)
    • Loosen the lug nut covers with a 19mm socket
    • 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 (1:08)
    • Measure the distance from the boot of the inner tie rod to the edge of the outer tie rod
    • Make note of this measurement
    • Loosen the nut that holds the outer tie rod to the inner tie rod with an adjustable wrench
    • Remove the 18mm nut from the outer tie rod end
    • Loosen the nut that holds the outer tie rod to the inner tie rod with an adjustable wrench
    • Strike the steering knuckle with a hammer to loosen the outer tie rod
    • Pull the outer tie rod out of the steering knuckle
    • Twist off the outer tie rod by hand
  3. step : Installing the New Outer Tie Rod (1:55)
    • Twist the new outer tie rod onto the inner tie rod
    • Push the outer tie rod into the steering knuckle
    • Place vise grip pliers to hold the other part of the ball joint
    • Fasten the 18mm nut onto the outer tie rod with a socket
    • Place the pliers on the bottom of the bolt
    • Tighten the nut with an 18mm wrench
    • Tighten the nut that holds the outer tie rod to the inner tie rod with an adjustable wrench
    • Measure the distance from the boot of the inner tie rod to the edge of the outer tie rod
    • This should be the same as the measurement noted in Step 2
  4. step : Reattaching the Wheel (3:29)
    • 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 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
    • Tighten the lug nut covers with a 19mm socket

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Measuring Tape
  • Jack Stands
  • Hammer
  • Floor Jack

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Vise Grip Pliers
  • Adjustable Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench

  • Wrenches - SAE

  • 13/16 Inch Wrench

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Vehicle Fit

Year Make Model Description
2004-2012Chevy Malibu Chevy Malibu Front Outer Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side
2004-2007Chevy Malibu Maxx Chevy Malibu Maxx Front Outer Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side
2005-2010Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 Front Outer Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side
2007-2009Saturn Aura Saturn Aura Front Outer Tie Rod Driver or Passenger Side

This part replaces:

  • OE # 15944090
  • OE # 22687089
  • Moog ES800086
  • OE # 22687089, 15944090
Part #: 1ASTE00389


Order must be placed by 4pm ET

Get it in: 2 - 4 Business Days

Want it sooner? Choose Next Day Air at Checkout

How-to Video:

(04:22 min)