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92 thoughts on “Too far to measure! 2012 ford expedition 5.4 3-valve 4×4”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin says:

    Hey Ray, do you have a forum or discord for repair questions?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russ_T says:

    I understand how a wheel alignent works in a basic level (I am not a mechanic just an itnerted obsvuver). Do yu need to consider the tyre condition an/or the tyre pressers fo the alimment to be corrected prperly?….Keep up the good work with these videos, they both entertaing and educational, and some I look forward to watching. i.e. I like your sense of humour

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Max Rod says:

    Get the shop owner to invest in a steering wheel leveler tool instead of eyeballing.

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

    Do you grease the new tie rods or are they pre-greased?

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars michael haiden says:

    I like the old way with the lazer and mirrors better

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars michael redwine says:

    So, the Reee noise is contagious.
    If the customers vehicle makes it, then the customer makes it then the boss makes it and on and on…

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kayyos Caligiuri says:

    Thank you so much for these videos!!!! I would let you work on my vehicle ANY DAY!!!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott B Barry says:

    A liitle less bullshit when your talking. Specially the start of this one.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay says:

    so does anyone know what that annoying song is called?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rodney Wise says:

    Professional quality work, as usual!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hank's Adventures says:

    Glad to know I'm not the only one that had a service cart look like that after 1 day.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheJCorbi82 says:

    My car needs an alignment too.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allan Beck says:

    You need to do an old school alignment with chalk/paint crayon and rod. Then check it with the modern rack

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars harry walker says:

    is that the factory color,,or did the guy spray it..it has orange trees growing on it..thats worse than rattle can..

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wes Gregg says:

    Neighbor stopped in for a minute near the end of the video stream. He heard the audio about the noisy tires being moved to the rear. This is what he said: "If it's got an LSD, just powerbrake it to get a double line, then adjust air pressures for maximum width and spin them up to 80 MPH for about 15 seconds. That ought to even them both out." Hillbillies, lol. . . .

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Browne says:

    Alignments are jobs for the Angry Pliers….

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gene Ressler says:

    I love these videos, really. But my dad was an industrial mechanic – weaving equipment – for 40+ years. God rest his soul, he'd have given me a hard time for using any kind of pliers to turn a nut or bolt. I guess he trained me well because I still cringe when Ray does it. I know those piers are a cut above the general purpose jobs that will bugger up a hex. "We are slaves to the learning of our apprenticeship."

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars beboboy mann says:

    A 10 year old SUV that looks immaculate underneath. Way to go owner!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Bentley Walking and Rambling says:

    Not a mechanic so here's the dumb question. Why or what causes that one camber angle to be out and how can it be rectified? I may have missed it. Appreciate any input. Thanks.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stealth G35 Infiniti says:

    Some of the new Hunter Alignment Racks have a portable display pad so you don't have to take an eye test trying to read the numbers or having to let go of the wrenches to peak at the readings.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy Smith says:

    When I replace a rack (steering gear), I take the clamps off the small ends of the boots (bellows), slide the boots back, apply some silicon-based lube to the shaft (gigidy), and reinstall the boots/clamps. Makes the toe adjustments a breeze for the life of the vehicle.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Moore says:

    Cornwell tools by the way !!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Moore says:

    My Brother is a Professional Mechanic and one day the Mobile toy store rolled by … antway his tech came out with something like your wrench multiplier as an actual tool made for this purpose, it looked like a pry-bar with opposing heavy hooks on the end that cradle the wrench to give extra length and torque.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jason eas031130 says:

    I use jack stands and string…. cuz I have too. Lol. I find myself using "nice and shiny" way to much. Please make a shirt with nice and shiny. Nice and shiny on the back with generic parts cleaner can and on the front R&R repairs pocket decal

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Oldschool Dude says:

    You save yourself alot of hassle eyeing the toe before you take it off off the lift. Lock the steering wheel and adjust. You can get it good enough before you hit the rack. Replaced a toe bar on a jeep today, eyeballed it and had a 7 tenth split on total toe. Still had to move the right wheel to center and adjust the left toe with the sleeve & adjust steer ahead. Jeeps arent true total toe like 1/2 ton+ trucks. The passenger tie rod doesnt adjust.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars uenragedbro says:

    Do you have an option to align with wintoe? I do that every time and it goes like butta usually

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dbailey981 says:

    👎👎👎 Shaky camera.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars uenragedbro says:

    Had one of these older expeditions be so rusted that the tie rods had to be replaced to adjust them. And I live in Colorado, where there is almost no rust.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hippy Trev says:

    so insted of doing ya Doooo Deee Dammmmm Dooo's
    how bout sayin My Doodle Dose…..lolllll

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil Spear says:

    So how was alignment done before computers?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Harold says:

    Hi Ray we have a spring loaded spirit level designed to clip on the steering wheel. It’s more accurate than eying it up. Love the videos keep them coming 👍

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars neko sarantango says:

    a tip i was taught on changing tie rod ends… count number of turns it takes to get old ones off, then gives you a ball park figure for installing the new one

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Benjamin Smith says:

    I liked the video solely based on his opinion of the music

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars De Niro says:

    Nice job Ray 👍👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Saylock says:

    I can see the wheel grabbing. If that rack isn’t dead nuts centered, the toe won’t matter. Those arms are angled and any off center gives you that wooshy feel.
    New rack means new filter if applicable.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Dowton says:

    Your shop alignment rack blowes my mind. ok the last time i did a wheel alignment was back in the stone age (40 yrs ago) and we had nothing like it then.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Caden O'Malley says:

    I find if you close the shop doors behind the cameras they can see the reflectors better.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RaceOplasmaz says:

    There really should be a only classic rock songs rule in shops. They may not always be the best but some of the drum and bass or hip hop stuff is painful. at least classic rock is consistent I'm a younger dude too so this isn't some older man rant

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D brandon says:

    Love this customer. Actually doing PM on his car….

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CRC says:

    Ray, you're still using the wheel chocks the wrong way around. The fast rising side should be against the wheel. The sloped curve side should contact nothing but air. The side with all the ridges goes on the ground.

    Used that way, those same chocks can hold multi-ton aircraft in place. If you have them in the way you use them, any change in weight means that the tyres dig into the chock and it's never coming out…

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brad Haines says:

    'and get away from this awful music' bruh i skipped through so much of this video to not hear it lol, i couldnt stand working around that

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eldon Howard says:

    👍

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JMRSplatt says:

    Ray: "it's been a singular day" <points one finger>
    Ray: Views bench tops…
    Ray: "ya"

    LOL yea. it do be like that.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DoBe says:

    I'm surprised you didn't take a moment to figure out why the rear camber was out, call customer, & fix that issue before releasing the vehicle. Now they are going to need another alignment after replacement of bad parts.
    You're slipping Ray.