By YOUCANIC on May 31, 2019
Learn how to change outer tie rod on Nissan Quest 2011-2017.
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 about $200.
Follow the instructions below to learn how to replace tie rods on Nissan Quest manufactured from 2011-2017.
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.
Before you jack up your Quest, you need to break loose the lug nuts.
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.
Remove the cotter pin (split pin) from the tie rod end. This will allow you to remove the castle 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.
Use a tie rod puller or separator to disconnect the tie rod from the knuckle. Remove the old tie rod by twisting it counterclockwise several times. The inner tie rod has many threads, so this can take a while.
Reinstall new tie rod on your Nissan in reverse order.
Take your car to a body shop that can perform front end alignment so that your tires wear evenly and the Nissan Quest doesn't pull to one side.