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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Where does this bolt go?

A classic question! Iím redoing my front suspension and now reinstalling everything. I canít figure out where this bolt goes. Somewhere in removing the upper/lower control arms, calipers, strut rods, etc, this was removed on the passenger side, but canít figure out where. Itís doesn't appear I removed it (or it exists?) on the driverís side?! Thanks in advance.


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HmmmÖ I don't recall Ford using that. Do you have an extra bolt hole? Perhaps in an aftermarket suspension part?

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Interesting! Nope, all stock type parts and replacement parts. Wonder if it came off one of my tools!?

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It has a tapered seat so I wondered if it sits in one leg of a heavy duty pair of pliers or something
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Are those left hand threads? If so, certainly not off the car.
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Are those left hand threads? If so, certainly not off the car.


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I don't think any thing on the suspension uses a slotted head.

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Thanks guys, overall this is reassuring (not missing a caliper bolt!), just need to figure out where it came from! Iíll take a look at all my tools tomorrow. Iím still stumped.

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Remember that many hands have touched these cars over the past 50 years and I suspect that someone with a coffee can of miscellaneous used fasteners is the likely source for that one.

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I hear ya. Seems all other fasteners are accounted for, so hoping this is from a tool, or something. Scary that I canít recall, as this project is only a few months old, not years!

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