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46 thoughts on “Ford fusion: front lower control arms / tie rod / tire /alignment – part iii”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William J Ortiz says:

    Good job amigo

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Miller says:

    I missed seeing the donuts. There was donuts wasn’t there?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Allion says:

    I drove an 08 Fusion for 495K miles. I changed those control arms and tie rod ends myself in the driveway! Royal pain in the a**. I was able to do it all except remove those bushings. Those I took to a local shop and they pressed them off for me. I have said for years that all automotive engineers need to spend a year or more wrenching on what they design. I bet we would see a lot less of the BS we encounter. I love your channel, keep up the great work!

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aaron Venable says:

    This is the first time I’ve watched a 3 part video series on YouTube and was generally entertained as well as educated. Great videos and very helpful. I have a 2010 Ford Fusion with 225,000 miles. I just did front struts (loaded) and rotors and pads as well as a sticky caliper. Unfortunately after I was done, the front was way high; I ended up removing the tabs that stop the strut from moving down farther and it’s back to the usual ride height. (I did this because I didn’t want to replace the rear springs because there really wasn’t anything wrong with them other than the ride height). Do you see any issue with me removing those welded tabs on the new struts? It rides and drives great!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul ellis says:

    she is such a ham so cool

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SweatLaserXP says:

    Do you torque all of the bolts to spec on the Fusion or do you just whack em with the impact wrench

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars matt8863 says:

    I just did this job because the front end was creaking like an old mattress…Brand new Napa lower control arms, tie rod ends, and swaybar links…Creaking is gone…But, now It clunks at a stop, drifts left or right when hitting bumps, and during slow speed turning maneuvers the steering wheel gets yanked out of my hands to its full stops. Wth could be going on??
    *Edit*… Fixed…I forgot to tighten the outer tie rod ends. lol

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Harry Smith says:

    I kinda miss the days working on trucks.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Oh I know what you mean I love doing truck work but I always love working on cars and pickups more

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Shimmy is all gone and it's nice and smooth slicker than a duck's bellybutton.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    So truck mechanics roll round on the floor and try to sound real busy

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Mica says:

    why do they all have a left unclear headlight

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 1337penguinman says:

    "So I just brought my car into your shop and now I have a noise from the rearview mirror…"

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rohan Been says:

    Where can I fine this guy

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vernon Rice says:

    So your brothers shop has better snacks. U better not let your wife hear u say that. I seen some of them lunches she make u. The lunches are like dinner portions.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D.j. says:

    Mr Eric O, What digital torque wrench would you recommend??? I want the new Gearwrench 250lb-er, I forget the exact name. I am debating on whether to get the flexhead or not but, I bought a inner & outer tie rod kit  & one of the outer tie rods was not as pictured! ( One was as pictured & described- with a castle nut, carter pin, grease zirk, & the other had no grease zirk, no carter pin, no castle nut, just a plastic stop nut) NO THANK YOU!!!  THOUGHT IT A FLUKE! SO, I bought a front suspension kit (2 control arms w/ball joints, 2-inner & outer tie rods, 2-sway bar links, from a place that sounds like Detroit hassle & AGAIN THEY SENT ME MISMATCHED OUTER TIE RODS! BUT THE KICKER IS, The forward most bushing on the control arms accepts a smaller bolt then the original! So, I break out my brand new Kobalt 250lb Digital torque wrench to give her, Her 1st go around & the battery compartment fell apart/ the battery goes into the shaft from the end of the handle & the plastic screw that holds it all together IS A JOKE & FELL APART ON THE 1ST GO ARROUND!!! So, What digital torque wrench (with a torque spec of at least 233ft-lbs)  would you recommend??? Long time subscriber, Keep doing what you do because, If it Ain't broke, Don 't fix it, You know your shix & You do a great job at it!!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Second time watching 5/9/2020

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JP Drone Solutions says:

    That is called heavy truck repair covered under warranty! Damn that sucks you didn’t see it the first time. That means sell some parts

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D Gordon says:

    Loved this whole three parter. Classic. 🙂

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D Gordon says:

    Huge respect for your brother and team. Hard work. They are heavy equipment assassins.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim Zieres says:

    I wanted to see you take that pinion bolt off.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jimbah says:

    Man I feel ya on those big dumb trucks, I wont touch the E450 busses. If I cant rack it I'm not working on it. I did get suckered into aligning semis. There not bad 3 axle pays 3 hours wether it needs it or not.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt White says:

    So instead of bringing them donuts and coffee you steal their cookies the real Eric is now visible

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thomas m. tordel jr. says:

    well,3 part series and i'm STILL tryin' to wrap my mind around DUAL lower ball joints. how the HECK does THAT work?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars remigioali says:

    Hola en donde te localizaz para ir soy tu fan # nose pero soy fan

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Stelmack says:

    Let that guy go.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Willie Gillie says:

    I was thinking the same thing you were saying when the guy was heating that rear yoke. That Babies gonna have to come apart that seal is cooked. I did a pinion seal and bearing once in my Ranger and it was a piece of cake compared to what that poor guy was fighting with. I enjoyed seeing the goings on in the other shop. Job well done Eric.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Great job

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Celia Dominguez says:

    hello i have to change both sides back and forth for my 2007 fusion ford!
    the question is Lateral Link Control Arm is the same thing, thank you

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GNX157 says:

    What procedure or setting do you use to make sure the physical frame (body) of the car is perpendicular to the 4 wheels? I can see using the machine how it aligns all 4 wheels in relation to each other, but how do you make sure the frame is pointed straight ahead in relation to them? I've seen cars going down the road dog tracking, that probably had their wheels aligned to each other, but not the body.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Chiodetti says:

    Great Series! Your brother's/Dad's big shop is amazing!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Chiodetti says:

    The front end alignment, or the "icing on the cake!" NICE! Great Videos! NICE WORK! "On to the next one" as everyone says.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Wilder says:

    Your little daughter is Precious! She looks just like your wife to me! Thanks for another interesting video! I don't think that car will ever see the WalMart repair bay again! SMA for Life!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Beard says:

    MMMMMMMmmmmmmm Eaton-Fuller Roadranger goodness… 18-spd…. drool in mass quantities…

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Trevor Grieve says:

    Used to work on heavy plant, Volvo BM, Euclid dumpers, Michegan loading shovels, and enjoyed every minute of it because I was out in the field. The breakfasts I used to be given on quarries were big enough that sometimes I didn't know whether to climb it or eat it… The Volvo kit was still years behind what we had down the coal mines in tech.

    Happy days, all last century.

    Started calling cars "Dinky toys" and had to go to 1/4 drive stuff because I kept breaking things…

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars G M says:

    Always keep a cool tool, and never let your meat loaf.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Coulombe says:

    In Michigan it's against the law to have anything hooked to your rear-view mirror or dangling here you'll get $100 ticket for it

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SOUL MUZINGS says:

    Sending you good vibes 🙏🤗

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SuperDave21 says:

    I love 8 Ball Pool by Miniclip….. I'm not the best, but it's fun. Seems like you're well liked by all the guys Eric… No stress… Ahhh, must be nice! lol…

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Johnson says:

    In our shop the cardboard box is a zero tolerance creeper

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Volcker1929 says:

    If I was Eric's brother I would get that Ice Cream machine just to rub it in, even if I didn't like ice cream.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars danny yo says:

    Eric!!! you are annoying the big rig guys!!! for Gods sake dig a nice pit for them to work with. you got a hoist. they need a pit for the truck to come upto.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Flint Layfield says:

    I'd appreciate if you kept your "danglers" outta my face.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan Brett says:

    The truck having the yolk removed looks like it’s about due some elephants feet too

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars j0rzeh says:

    Good old Hunter system 🙂

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Handley says:

    You taking phone calls tonight on W.U.W?

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