2007 Ford Five Hundred - How to replace outer tie rod end

On this 2007 Ford Five Hundred, the outer tie rod end had developed some play in it at around 125,000 miles. Replacing the outer tie rod end took about 20 minutes. I used a Mevotech tie rod end that cost about $25 from Amazon.com.

 

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