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2001-2007 Ford Escape Motorcraft Outer Tie Rod

Brand: OEM OEM
Low stock
Original price $ 33.95 - Original price $ 33.95
Original price
$ 33.95
$ 33.95 - $ 33.95
Current price $ 33.95

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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