Escort alignment/rear lateral link???

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My daughter's 2002 Ford Escort (75K miles) has uneven tire wear. She took it in for an alignment and was told that the real lateral links need to be replaced. A net search didn't give me any answers. Can someone bring me up to speed about these, please. Pictures?? Are they diy replaceable? Right now I am clueless. Do they have another name? I couldn't find them at Rock Auto. Thanks everyone.
 
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Lateral links are easily replaced, at least on my Saturn. Usually they do not need to be replaced unless they are bent. Make sure the technician knows how to perform a rear toe adjustment on the vehicle. In case you haven't seen my alignment thread, I had to have three alignments on my Saturn over this past week because the original technician did not know how to adjust the rear toe.
 
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