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Ford Focus Service Manual: Tie Rod - Outer

Special Tool(s)

Remover, Tie-Rod End 211-001 (Tool-3290-D)


Vehicles with 15- and 16-inch wheels shown.

Item Part Number Description
1 W713882 Tie-rod jam nut
2 W520203 Outer tie-rod end nut
3 3A130 Outer tie-rod end

Removal and Installation

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section  100-02.
  1. Loosen the tie-rod jam nut.
    • To install, tighten to 80 Nm (59 lb-ft).
  1. NOTE:

    Use the hex-holding feature to prevent turning of the stud while removing the nut.

    Remove and discard the outer tie-rod end nut.

    • To install, tighten a new nut to 35 Nm (26 lb-ft).
  1. Using the Tie-Rod End Remover, disconnect the outer tie-rod end from the wheel knuckle.

  1. NOTE:

    Note the number of turns required to remove the outer tie-rod end for reference during assembly.

    Remove the outer tie-rod end.

  1. WARNING: Do
    not reuse a tie rod-to-wheel knuckle nut. This can result in nut failure and loss of steering control. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious injury to vehicle occupant(s).

    To install reverse removal procedure.

  1. Check and, if necessary, adjust the front toe. For additional information, refer to Section  204-00.
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