Listed as MOOG part number DS800981A, the pre-assembled linkage makes it quicker to install, requiring only hand tools. The assembly includes inner and outer tie rods, adjusting sleeves and steering dampener bracket, as well as all required hardware. It requires minimal adjustment after installation.
“We have heard from many of our customers that 2009-13 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 steering systems are quite common in vehicle service bays, but access to parts outside of OE dealerships has been limited,” said Bryon Osterland, general manager, global steering and suspension, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “Our goal was to go the extra mile and provide a one-stop-shop solution that could be purchased from sources other than dealerships, enabling parts to reach service providers in less time and with less complexity. Our new steering linkage assembly also enables much quicker installation for technicians, which can increase bay turns and profit per hour.”