In this video we knock out the rear lateral link and rear rotors on the back of a 2014 Ford Taurus. The rear lateral link with ball joint is often referred to as toe link or rear tie rod end. -Enjoy!
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47 thoughts on “Ford taurus: rear rotors and lateral link tie rod”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Akchia Xuushe says:

    Rusty crusties off the edge. 😂😂😆
    Light douche,,,,lol. I would love to see the Movie of this. Lol! Thanks for the training. Appreciated

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lanna's Mind says:

    Hey so I am needing so badly to understand how to replace brakes on a 04 Taurus Wagon SE with disc brakes and the stupid cord parking brake(who the hells idea was a freaking cord Parking Brake jeese) But the Calipers are Seized up and well I need help so much help… ill figure it out I guess but you make the best videos so if ya got one that can help me out please please please let me know.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars うずまきいじょrだn says:

    Good job

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Dvorak says:

    Great stuff, as usual. Cheers!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Ridley says:

    My takeaway from the brake pad story is that people can get through half a pad in a year. People drive like animals. I usually get to 100,000 miles on my factory pads. I have been a passenger in the car of a person who I once heard complain that brakes were so expensive, turns out she needed a brake job every 15,000 miles. From my experience in her passenger seat, I can believe it.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Ridley says:

    Lateral linke torque spec: Nano to "Shave and a hair cut" then add "two bits"

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig White says:

    I’ve done the old needle nose trick on the brake caliper.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Perry J Winship Jr says:

    oops wrong video lmfao great joke.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rob obrien says:

    Wagner did not fix the squiling haha my shop uses them sometimes and Everytime I install a set I cringe because I already no it's coming back 😑

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Dunning says:

    I bought a used 2015 Taurus Limited AWD. Test drive it and I feel the rear end moving when I get on the brakes. Ignorant sales guy says ( They put a new caliper on the right rea and it reacts faster then the others) Being educated I know that makes NO sense but I don't say anything. I buy the car drive it for a few day's until I get time to look at the problem. I jack up the rear end and grab the right rear tire to check for play and sure enough it's the lateral link. Brand new but the so called technician that installed it never tightened the inside bolt, it was just sitting in the hole. So while it was up I check the left side and that link is garbage with lot's of play in it. Replaced it then went straight to get a 4 wheel alignment. Took the bill to the dealer handed it to the owner and told him that was my 5th vehicle I bought from your dealership and the last.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Dunning says:

    I cant stand watching someone pad slap a vehicle. I always replace or turn the rotors or drums. It makes no sense to just pad slap a vehicle.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Robbins says:

    I’ve never had a problem with Therma Quiets. I just put some on the front of my wife’s car… If they do start squeeling she’ll never know it as she has the radio so loud you couldnt hear a train whistle just before it hit you…

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    he forgot the kleen sound

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

    I didn't see nothing wrong here you didn't do the first part and they should have changed the rotors then no biggie and the right tool for the caliper dont always work either I've been using a thinner type plier set with a nose just wide enough for the piston and its gap you did fine Dr O

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Von Roenn says:

    So sad… I was waiting for the brake clean soundfx… Lol

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Grom says:

    If only changing the pads is called a "pad slap", did you just do a rotor slap? Asking for a friend.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Crosley says:

    What brand of brake pads do you use if not wagoner?

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars richard3141592638 says:

    wait – wrong video haha just like the classic reach-around

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Taveris Pittman says:

    I have a 2010 ford taurus and my rear inner tires are wearing faster than the outer. Can you give me and idea of what is causing this?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Kucic says:

    Eric, first off. Love the show.
    Hey! Ever think about brake parts cleaner anonymous. They really helped me get off the can.🤪

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

    Great job

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Oakhill says:

    I have seen one wheel alignment in your videos. To you they are so boring. To me I really wonder how they are done. I know only that you must adjust the "camber", the caster, and the toe. To me this would be just as interesting as this video. I would love to see what nuts you loosen, and so on.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jacob Gabbard says:

    Let me first start by saying this is a great video if you're in mechanic school and would like to learn how to do it with professional tools on a lift… with the exception of course that you can't see anything the guys doing it's just basically a wide shot of a rotor and this dude rambling the entire time

    But for the everyday car repair moron like myself who needs YouTube to do a job like this yeah not the greatest video. I can't remember the last time I did a suspension job and was whistling and having such a great old time but I guess I would if I had a lift and air tools to basically do the job for me.

    this guy just loves to hear himself talk

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ompalumpaman says:

    What size is that bolt you called nano?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ting Tian says:

    Wagner ThermoQuiet… WIsh this video was posted before I bought some for my beater van in summer 2018. They do freaking squeal mad. Summer 2018 I replaced all rotors and brake pads, as well as did proper rust cleaning, lubricating, etc the SMA way, and the squealing started not too long after. For a beater car, I don't really care too much about the squealing (radio volume up). But I definitely learned my lesson and used different brand brake pads for wife's car this spring.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Jankiewicz says:

    The 16 thumbs down belong to douchebags who got their wittle feelwings hurt when calling the shop.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Garth Clark says:

    Nice review. Not sure how you reformed those pads…they had some raised grooves thats for sure. Can't believe pad makers who have some 5+ versions of OEM comparable pads. I's rather confusing to just about anyone since they never fully describe the difference between them. Seems like ceramic is the way to go and ignore the rest.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ash says:

    I’m new here but I gotta say I’m so happy I found you. I’ve become increasing interested in cars in the past few months and learning as much as I can about them and your videos are like exactly what I need to learn. Super descriptive and ya show exactly what you’re talking about as you talk about it and most importantly you make them fun AND interesting. Thank you 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brad Plumb says:

    Anyone that would call for advice, knowing that you are trying to run a business, is an idiot…… btw, everything is better is brakekleen!! 🙂

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars w2dmw says:

    …I WISH CARS WERE STILL MADE  from steel instead of plastic…..

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GNX157 says:

    I would of done something to mitigate the raised grooves on the pads.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tire Tracks says:

    Kitchen sink? I normally just put my rotors in the dishwasher right next to the dinner plates. Throw in an Electrasol Tab with some Jet Dry and they come out perfect!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nicholas Gamble says:

    You should always douche the hell out of it with the good stuff no matter what with proper uga duga specs

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Boissiere says:

    They should of turned the rotor when they did the brake job

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aaron M says:

    I did my first brake job on my F250 this weekend and I couldn’t have done it without these videos. I changed calipers, pads, and rotors. Only took about 4 hours, most of which was fumbling around the smaller details of the job. Thank you for the great info Eric, I’m glad to support you on patreon.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kinsey Madeline says:

    Eric, you always say "fellas" but I'm not a fella. 😞

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars exoduslnx says:

    Dont forget to lube up the ol piston face

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GigaHertz62 says:

    What do you think about Ford's vehicles and the Fusion in particular on wear and tear of the vehicles?

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MCBatty80 says:

    Comment push 😀

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Lord says:

    I’m the type of person to change both sides even if one side is still good. And at least turn down the rotors with new pads. Never just pad slap brakes on with old rotors. In the long run, old rotors eat new pads faster. Have a great day Mr. O. Love the videos.