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Krishilbun 12-25-2012 05:51 PM

Ball Joint / Knuckle Pinch bolt?
 
While back had some issues with lower control arm pinch style bolt for ball joint broke. Bought a new bolt/nut and lock washer from auto zone. Held it for a while.. Till today... Is there a part # for the bolt?

Best Picture I could find of bolt. Bolt directly above ball joint heat shield.

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/4096/uja2uba9.jpg

Krishilbun 12-25-2012 05:56 PM

Thankfully happened as I pulled in the drive way.. Lol :(

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/26/myte2a5y.jpg

some texas snow :P

Sniper Focus 12-25-2012 09:01 PM

You're really lucky that it happened in the driveway!

You have to use a Ford pinch bolt, the gray one is OEM and the black is what's usually found in some aftermarket ball joint kits. See how the OEM is fatter on the non threaded part, it's critical for keeping things together.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...s/P1010176.jpg

I had the part number for the bolt, but I can't find it right now.

Krishilbun 12-25-2012 09:03 PM

Can you just go get from dealer though?

TheGlassMaker 12-25-2012 09:10 PM

Damn there was another pinch bolt thread on here just two days ago. Glad your ok, and luckily it happened in your driveway.

Krishilbun 12-25-2012 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheGlassMaker (Post 4512448)
Damn there was another pinch bolt thread on here just two days ago. Glad your ok, and luckily it happened in your driveway.

Ya so happy I was barely at a crawl when happened.

Sniper Focus 12-25-2012 09:26 PM

Yeah, you can get the bolt from the local dealer. Get the matching nut too.

Krishilbun 12-25-2012 09:27 PM

Nice, Will do that tomorrow. Thanks for info.

macdiesel 12-26-2012 07:25 AM

I ordered mine from Steve at tousley ford. No local dealers in Chicago carried that part at all. I was surprised. The one that could order it said I had to order a set because he couldn't just order just one. Cheaper to get shipped on mn.

macdiesel 12-26-2012 07:25 AM

Damn, I noticed it happened on Xmas. Lucky in the driveway.


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