moog-es3173rl | Front Outer Tie Rod End | Chrysler PT Cruiser | MOOG

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Front Outer Tie Rod End

Manufacturer: MOOG
Part Number: moog-es3173rl
Price: $43.99

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  • Moog fulfills their warranty through their individual dealers. That means that in order to receive warranty support, you will have to refer back to the original dealer you purchased the part from. Be sure to check the dealer's warranty support before you buy the part to make sure that they will properly support the warranty. If a dealer will only refer you back to the manufacturer in order to receive warranty support, then you may not actually have any warranty at all.


    Moog Premium Steering Components carry a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Moog R-Series Control Arms, Hub Assemblies, and Strut Assemblies carry a 3 Year Warranty.

    Moog warranties their parts to be free of defects in materials and/or workmanship during these timeframes as measured from the date of purchase.

    If a Moog part should fail due to materials or manufacturing defect while under warranty, we will provide a replacement of the part upon return of the defective part.

FitmentFront Outer Tie Rod End moog-es3173rl fits these vehicles:

moog-es3173rl | Front Outer Tie Rod End | Chrysler PT Cruiser | MOOG

Fits Left or Right Side

These tie rods made by Moog just go above and beyond what you'd ever expect.

Go Beyond the Norm with Moog

Tired of the Loose Steering?

Let us be honest, you've had some looseness in your steering lately and it has you worried. This DST parts geek would be at least a little worried too that's for sure. What's happening is that your tie rod ends have started to wear. This causes slack in the ball and socket. This has lead to loose steering, as well as a lot of alignment troubles and squeaking noises. If all of this sounds familiar then you need to replace that tie rod end as quickly as possible. However, if you decide to go with OEM parts then in a few years you could be back in the same boat you're in now. Solve this problem once and for with Moog's ES3173RL, an outer tie rod end for your PT Cruiser, Dodge Neon, or Plymouth Neon.


OE Flaws

We now know what is causing all of your problems, what we don't know yet is how it got as bad as it is. Well, the OE tie rod end from the factory used a stamped steel housing. This housing has a seam at the top of the tie rod which can allow in water and collect in the cavity. This leads to corrosion build up that can make it difficult to make a proper alignment. The OE tie rod also has a plastic bearing that's not serviceable and can't flush out the harmful road contaminates that have lead to the other problems you've been having.

Durability Like Only Moog can Provide

Moog knows that, if left unchecked, these problems can continue to get worse and will cost you even more money on repairs. So they've come up with a solution for your PT Cruiser or Neon in ES3173RL. Moog's tie rod has a solidly forged housing, eliminating the seam and adding strength. ES3173RL is also greaseable, which extends the service life of this tie rod. It also comes fully equipped with Moog's standard castellated nut, cotter pin, and wrench flat design that make installing this part a breeze. To add even more durability and longer life Moog has added their patented pressed-in cover plate design.


Confidence Backed by a Lifetime Warranty

These tie rods made by Moog just go above and beyond what you'd ever expect. If you're not convinced that Moog is the way to go yet then just wait till you hear that this tie rod also has a lifetime warranty. Yes, that's right, a lifetime warranty. Moog is so confident in their parts that they will replace them if they ever fail. The folks at DST know that those lifetime warranties are a hassle sometimes, and that's why we're going to help you take care of it if you ever do need to replace them.

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starstarstarstarstar" Excellent "

Although more expensive than standard OEM tie rod ends, these parts have made a huge difference with the handling of my 2004 PT Cruiser. Cornering response is increased without causing "touchy" steering, and there is an increased "feel" of the road. In combination with the MOOG ball joints, this heavy little car now handles much better. These tie rod ends replaced a set of third party tie rod ends damaged by a nasty pothole, and has never handled this well until I installed these MOOG parts.

verified_user Verified Buyer - Richard T. Horwath - . MOOG moog-es3173rl - 5 out of 5

starstarstarstarstar" Very good "

Typical Moog high quality parts. Pricing very favorable versus other sources.

verified_user Verified Buyer - Dennis Wybrow - . MOOG moog-es3173rl - 5 out of 5

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What is the stud thread for the moog-es3173rl?
The moog-es3173rl will have a stud thread of m12 x1.25.