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CL-0323-5L8Z-3A130-AA-H21 2001-2007 Ford Escape Ford Motorcraft Outer Tie Rod 5L8Z-3A130-AA New
CL-0323-5L8Z-3A130-AA-H21 2001-2007 Ford Escape Ford Motorcraft Outer Tie Rod 5L8Z-3A130-AA New
CL-0323-5L8Z-3A130-AA-H21 2001-2007 Ford Escape Ford Motorcraft Outer Tie Rod 5L8Z-3A130-AA New
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2001-2007 Ford Escape Ford Motorcraft Outer Tie Rod

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$ 25.46

2001-2007 Ford Escape Ford Motorcraft Outer Tie Rod

The 2001-2007 Ford Escape Ford Motorcraft Outer Tie Rod is a genuine OEM auto part that offers improved handling and stability for your vehicle. The tie rod is an essential component of your vehicle's steering system and helps to keep your vehicle tracking straight and true.

Installation Instructions:

Replacing the outer tie rod on your 2001-2007 Ford Escape with the Motorcraft Outer Tie Rod (part number 5L8Z-3A130-AA) is a moderately difficult job that requires some specialized tools and a moderate level of automotive repair skill.

Tools needed:

  • Jack and jack stands
  • Lug wrench
  • Socket set
  • Wrench set
  • Tie rod separator tool
  • Torque wrench
  • Clean rags

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Begin by raising the vehicle and securing it on jack stands, ensuring that it is stable and secure.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly from the vehicle using a lug wrench.
  3. Locate the outer tie rod on the steering knuckle and remove the cotter pin and castle nut from the tie rod end using a wrench or socket set.
  4. Use a tie rod separator tool to separate the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Be sure to follow the tool manufacturer's instructions carefully to prevent damage to the steering knuckle or tie rod end.
  5. Count the number of turns it takes to remove the old tie rod end from the inner tie rod, then remove the old tie rod end from the inner tie rod.
  6. Take the new Motorcraft Outer Tie Rod and thread it onto the inner tie rod the same number of turns that were required to remove the old tie rod end.
  7. Reinstall the new tie rod end onto the steering knuckle and tighten the castle nut to the manufacturer's specifications.
  8. Install a new cotter pin and bend the ends to prevent it from coming loose.
  9. Lower the vehicle and remove the jack stands.
  10. Test drive the vehicle to ensure that the new outer tie rod is working properly.

This installation is a moderately difficult job that can take several hours to complete, even for an experienced mechanic. It is recommended to seek assistance from a qualified automotive technician if you do not have experience in working with suspension or steering components. Remember to use safety glasses at all times and to take all necessary precautions when working under the vehicle.

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Simply return your part in the exact same condition and packaging that you received it in within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price of the part, minus the original shipping charges. You don't even have to contact us. Just be sure the read the requirements below and follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.



Any part that does not have all of the original packaging with the attached manufacturer part number label.

Believe it or not, this is super important! Don't throw away the packaging. Manufacturers won't accept returns on a part without the genuine OEM Packaging, so we won't be able to credit you. (Even if the part is brand new with no packaging, we would have to return it to you).


You have installed or attempted to install or disassemble the part
You have painted the part.
You have broken the part.
You have lost the original packaging.
You have gotten the part wet, or the part has greasy fingerprints.


Electrical parts can only be returned if they have not been installed, programmed, or plugged in. If the part shows signs, of an attempted install we will be unable to accept your return.

An electrical part is any part that plugs in, contains a switch, sensor, circuit board, or electrical wiring.


All Products are. covered by a 1-year Warranty.


Our Warranty Coverage

We will replace the parts free of charge for any reason not caused by collision or installation, other human intervention, incorrect application, modifications, use of the products outside the context of its normal, customary, and intended operating conditions (including without limitation, any form of commercial, fleet, rental or off-road use), or physical damage for 1 year and only for the vehicle in which the part was originally installed.

One Time replacement.

Warranty Covers only one replacement in the warranty period. Multiple Replacements are not covered, after one replacement warranty will no longer be in effect.

Warranty Is nontransferable and is only valid for the VIN number of the vehicle for which it was purchased. Warranty does not transfer to the new owner of the item purchased or the vehicle purchased with the item installed.

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