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’13-’19 ford escape rear trailing arm bushings – Auto Repair Chat

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In this video i show you the process I use to replace the rear trailing arm bushings on the 2013 to 2019 Ford Escape's. The whole arm is really cheap from Ford but they have been on back order for a year now so this is what we do.
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95 thoughts on “’13-’19 ford escape rear trailing arm bushings”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anh Năm Bình Trưng Tây says:

    Should have marked out the position where the original bush sat.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MechanicalCarnage says:

    Salty. Very salty. I pushed this job over to someone else. If…. It…. Was this simple, I should've taken it.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Batrachian says:

    Do NOT forget to check the rear suspension – forward lower arms (dogbone style) on these escapes.I have done a plethora of them in the past few years as a Ford tech, because the bushings delaminate on the inner and outer portion of the arm and cause the entire knuckle to shift rearward, causing tire wear and usually a clunk or grinding noise over bumps. Can also be replaced without dropping the subframe.😉Great video Eric.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Rimmer says:

    I bet Mr. Dorman is happy today

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nate Tallman says:

    Do you charge by the actual time spent or by "book time"? My old mechanic (retired now) billed "shop time", which could be a little unpredictable in the estimate, but was usually cheaper. The new mechanic, who bought the old shop, does "book time" and wants to charge $2300 for a clutch replacement on a 2012 Corolla. That seems insane to me, but is that the current state of auto repair?

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Adam Rivett says:

    I have doorman wheel bearings on my focus. The Chinese brand from newegg failed instantly. And the refused my return.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nicolas giasson says:

    we do these very often at the shop
    no wonder why they rip apart, when you know ford put Focus bushing on a SUV

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Deckard says:

    Thumbs up for the audio 👍

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars badger jamees says:

    All the bushings in these fords and our Australian ford falcon and all the large suv's are the worst design rear ends on any cars,they are terrible, that is why i sold my ford falcon FG XR6-the stupid design diff bushes and suspension bushings are a joke. I will never ever buy another ford car of any model again! Absolute garbage.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Neil Kratzer says:

    Thought they were on recall. I know explorer was on recall twice for those items.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pork chop says:

    Eric you keep America rolling 1 car at a time.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timothy Tilley says:

    “Your standard shop adapters” hehehe

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nate O’Connell says:

    Moog also makes a good bushing for this. I did this job on my ‘13. Ford wanted over $400 for the whole trailing arm assembly!!! Wouldn’t sell just the arm itself. Ridiculous.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dudley Deplorable says:

    Just occurred, seems like "Big Nasty" hasn't made an appearance in awhile…

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny R says:

    I hate those ford escapes!!! Especially those faulty rear diffs 😐😐. Thank God they pay about 8 or 9 hours 😂

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Too-old Forthischet says:

    Is this a Ford thing where "close enough is good enough"?

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dean McKee says:

    Medium hammer ( 5lb) ,wilton vise, and a harbor freight socket. Don't beat on your good stuff

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scientist100 says:

    This version is so easy, the Volvo wagons do not have this clearance to allow for any tool to fit, there is actually a kit sold for that which I think is ridiculous.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aaron Grabowski says:

    Im really surprised that you said that that dorman part fit well. I was not expecting that

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mdotguy says:

    Dorman bushing is good? If you are in danger, please look at the camera and blink twice!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Neil the player says:

    And just remember folks, I want you to to go into that comment section, you thoughts, concerns, opinions. The facebook, the insty. And just remember folks: If I can do it, you can do it. Thanks for watching.
    Just thought I would throw that in there Eric.
    Its not a SMAC video without that closing 🙂

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Watchingl Clowns says:

    Mr O your Govnerner. Wow she HATES. THE GOP.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fred Walker says:

    👍thanks Eric,,,, Dorman junk,,,, better than no parts !! LOL

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Benjamin Stockton says:

    Good fix Eric O. Appreciate the videos buddy 👍

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lalitoojos says:

    It's so easy final last words✔✔

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brendan Carpenter says:

    OMG – Just what I needed AS I needed it. Thank you!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars glen Decuir says:

    👍👊🇺🇲

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Bell says:

    👍

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rider54 says:

    Another great video and great info! Thank you!!!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jack002tuber says:

    If you don't have a press try a BFH 👍😂😂

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars peesmkr says:

    Eyeball and just a little bit are 2 Dorman measurements anyway !!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shaun Lagueux says:

    Eric, hope Santa brings you some air for that press. 😁

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Frederick says:

    Pretty good calibrated eye you have there!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bent Are Fikse says:

    Great video. Again.
    BTW sound is better then ever. Less background noise and echo. I have some tinnitus, so I struggle sometimes to hear YT-videos well, but you have a good strong voice, great dialect, and now less noise.
    Like I needed another reason to follow your channel 🙄😂

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars vwwrenchie says:

    Or if you don't want all that hassle Dorman has the complete assembly to bolt on as well.😎👍🇨🇦

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Sullivan says:

    Audio sounds awesome on my Roku tv alot Better than when you first used the new camera love the video too as as always

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Melvin Jones says:

    That was fast.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Smith says:

    No Mrs O? 😌

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars toolmanchris says:

    Don’t forget the weld to hold it in place there Eric as per ETCG specs 😂

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Cowell says:

    Just weld up an arbor and use a bottle jack… or Harble Frought is cheap now too.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Wilson says:

    Once again your instructions and comments are right on point thank you for the information

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Johnson says:

    There should be a notch on the outside edge of the arm, align the flats with that ( that's how you do it on the Mondeo)

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Vet says:

    good job boss.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars L Jerry says:

    Your standard shop adapters 👍

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hammer 5505 says:

    My first SMA tee shirt has reached the end of it's service life. It will be find it's new life as a shop rag. Fear not though, a new shirt has been ordered and all will be right with the world.😂

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ram14250 says:

    Per SMA; Remember folks, always clean your hole! From your lips to God's ears! 🙂

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven says:

    Excuse me it is a Ford Es COP eeeeeeeee

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jam Ram says:

    Dorkman to the rescue…..

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Smith says:

    I would think that little heat would also allow those bushing to be installed without a press.