Learn how to change outer tie rod on Nissan Quest 2011-2017. Nissan Quest tie rod replacement typical costs between $360 and $480 at auto repair shops and Nissan dealerships. In addition, you will need the front wheel alignment which can cost you another $100-$200. Bringing the total cost to change tie rods on a Nissan Quest up to $450-$600.
Replacing the tie rod on a Quest yourself is easy and will take most DIYers between 45 min 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, which brings the total cost to replace the outer tie rods yourself to approximately $200-$250. Follow the instructions below to learn how to replace tie rods on Nissan Quest manufactured from 2011-2017.
- 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
What you will need
Step 1: Park your Quest
Park your Nissan Quest on a flat surface. Place the shifter in park and engage the parking brakes. Always support your Nissan Quest on jack stands.
Step 2: Loosen the lug nuts
Before you jack up your Quest, you need to break loose the lug nuts.
Step3: Raise your Quest
Start by securing at least one of the tires of your Quest. Next, jack the car using a floor jack. Place a jack stand to support the vehicle. Never get under a vehicle that is supported by the jack alone.
Step 4: Locate outer tie rod
Locate the out tie rod. Here is a picture of the tie rod on 2011-2017 Nissan Quest.
Step 5: Remove cotter pin and castle nut
Remove the cotter pin (split pin) from the tie rod end. This will allow you remove the castle nut.
Step 6: Lossen inner lock nut
Use a wrench to loosen up the bolt that secures the tie rod. Next, use a marker or chalk to mark the threads on the inner tie rod.
Step 7: Remove Nissan Quest tie rod
Use a tie rod puller or separator to disconnect the tie rod from the knuckle. Remove the old tie rod by twisiting it counterclock wise several times. The inner tie rod has many threads, so this can take a while.
Step 8: Install new tie rod
Reinstall new tie rod on your Nissan in reverse order.
Step 9: Align front wheels
Take your car to a body shop that can perform front end aligment so that your tires wear evenly and the Nissan Quest doesn't pull to one side.
Typical values. Verify with your dealer.
After you replace the tie rod on your car, you will need to get the front wheel alignment.
If you do not get front end alignment, your tires will wear unevenly and the car may pull to one side.