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I've noticed this thingie on my and other Bronco's, It is a piece of steel that clamps to the passenger side tie rod right by the tie rod end, The first person who gets it right PROVING it with a pic gets a new FSB coffee mug !
 

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I got a thingie,too.As soon as my GF gets home with the camera I'll be back for the mug.

EDIT,just reread OP,don't know what it's called.
 

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hmmmm, a fat hook.. i dont know if i would call it that. and calling it a thingie/ piece of steel is all my education will allow.
 

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thingy is the technical term for that....:toothless
 

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That thing that's all bent up?

Don't know what it's for, though. When I move mine all it does is oscillate the ball joints on the steering linkage.

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That's the tie rod adjuster
 

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ocillate the ball joints on... wtf ? its just along for the ride- but yeah its the thing thats all bent up in the one pic... ToddACimer, What does it do, it just sits there.
 

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ocillate the ball joints on... wtf ?
Okay, I was talking about all the tie rod ends. :whiteflag All I have ever done with that thing is rotate it front to back to make sure my tie rod ends move smoothly. I don't think it serves any "real" purpose, but it could I guess?
 

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that thingie right next to the adjusting sleeve that clamps to the drag link in 95f150's pic.
 

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Ford put it there for a reason and they made alot of them too. i was just wondering what it was there for... the roadkill is a pretty good reason, and come to think of it, i have used it too oscillate the balljoints too.
 

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Im kinda wondering if the assembly line used them for finding a focal point when setting up the front ends, but they could have saved alot of money by using a temporary clamp on one, and used it over and over.
 
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