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Old 12-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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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.





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Old 12-25-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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Thankfully happened as I pulled in the drive way.. Lol :(



some texas snow :P

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Old 12-25-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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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.



I had the part number for the bolt, but I can't find it right now.
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Can you just go get from dealer though?
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Damn there was another pinch bolt thread on here just two days ago. Glad your ok, and luckily it happened in your driveway.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:12 PM   #6
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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.
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Yeah, you can get the bolt from the local dealer. Get the matching nut too.
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Nice, Will do that tomorrow. Thanks for info.
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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.
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Damn, I noticed it happened on Xmas. Lucky in the driveway.
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