This guide provides instructions on changing the outer tie rod on a Nissan vehicle. Replacing the tie rod on a Quest yourself is easy and will take most DIYers between 45 mins to 1 hour.
Replacement tie rods for Nissan Quest cost most DIYers between $50 to $80. You will still need an auto repair shop to align the front wheels, bringing the total cost to replace the outer tie rods to about $200.
Follow the instructions below to learn how to replace tie rods on Nissan Quest manufactured from 2011-2017.
What you will need
- Nissan Quest Outer Tie Rod
- Tie Rod Removal Tool
- Metric Sockets
- Car Jack
- Jack Stands
- Ratchet wrench
- Torque wrench
- Park your Nissan on level ground. Place the shifter in the park and engage the parking brakes.
- Use the lug nut wrench to break loose the lug nuts. Please don’t remove them yet.
- Next, jack the car using a floor jack. Place a jack stand under the frame to support the vehicle. Remove the wheel from the vehicle.
- Castle nut: 44 Nm
- Jam nut: 75 Nm
Symptoms failed tie rod.
Common symptoms indicate that your Nissan tie rod needs to be replaced.
- Quest Has Loose steering,
- Nissan Steering wheel shaking when hitting bumps,
- Noise such as clunking or knocking,
- Car pull to one side due to worn tie rod
- Nissan Quest has Steering Wheel Vibrations.
The pictures in this guide are from a Nissan Quest, but these instructions will help you change the tie rod on Nissan Altima, Quest, Sentra, Maxima, Rogue, Cube, Frontier, and other models.
We hope you find the Nissan Outer Tie Rod Replacement DIY guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Nissan.