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What is this thing on the exhaust?

What is this thing on the exhaust?
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Does it have a countdown timer and make a ticking noise?
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WTF? did you buy the truck new or used? never saw such a thing!
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Wtf?!
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yeah man what the heck is it? take it off and take it apart and see!!
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Is it bolted around the pipe? I have never seen anything like that. If it just bolted around your exhaust pipe I would take it off.
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Nothing even remotely like it on my truck. I suggest dissection. Carefully.
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Carefully... as in smash it with a BIG hammer! Smash now, smash later, smash some more, and if someone says something, ask a few questions later.
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That's called a mass damper. It is just a steel cylinder, usually partially filled with lead shot. Its weight is tuned to change the natural frequency of a problem vibration. I've never seen one just like that but I have seen them on other Fords. That clamp-on version looks like a dealer-installed TSB fix for an idle vibration or an exhasut drone.

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I think it's a CIA tracking device...been around any terrorists lately??? They might be watching you.

Bob works for them, so of course he'd make up a good cover story...
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Oh shucks, I had my hammer out and ready to go.
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Im with John CIA maybe even FBI keeping tabs on ya :P it would have freaked me out too
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I think it's a CIA tracking device...been around any terrorists lately??? They might be watching you.

Bob works for them, so of course he'd make up a good cover story...
John, how did you find out that I work for the CIA?? Have you checked your mud-encrusted undercarriage lately?
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John, how did you find out that I work for the CIA?? Have you checked your mud-encrusted undercarriage lately?
I DID!! There was alskan doberman dog poop under there. Is the home base in Alaska? Petrified poop can do some undercarriage damage when not removed with Alaskan doberman petrified poop remover. Also known as "preperation H" in the CIA field.




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we couldnt tell
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John, how did you find out that I work for the CIA?? Have you checked your mud-encrusted undercarriage lately?
Of course I have. What makes you think the data you're getting is the real data? You're better off following my APRS data...

How did I find out you were CIA? Karl Rove told me...

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Took the truck to the ford dealer, they are looking at that and my ac gets warm for no reason so Im truckless until tomorrow. I want that thing off and they are suppose to check to see if it needs it, I dont want to have it snag on something while im driving around and ripping out my whole exhaust cause that would just suck ***.
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hmmmm, maybe its a duratec thing


i had it on my 01, might still be on there, cant tell you the last time i laid on the ground to check
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I guess the only good thing about an XL is I can go to pepboys and check it against theirs. Ill check tomorrow after I pick it up from the dealer.
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wow its amazing where how threads get off topic over here haha, gotta love it.......

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Took the truck to the ford dealer, they are looking at that and my ac gets warm for no reason so Im truckless until tomorrow. I want that thing off and they are suppose to check to see if it needs it, I dont want to have it snag on something while im driving around and ripping out my whole exhaust cause that would just suck ***.
It looks like it is held on by an ordinary muffler clamp. I can't tell from the pictures but maybe it can be rotated up out of harm's way?
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hmmmm, maybe its a duratec thing

i had it on my 01, might still be on there, cant tell you the last time i laid on the ground to check
It's not on my 01 duratech. At least it wasn't on the old exhaust; which is in the attic somewheres. I would have cut that silly thing off and mailed it back to Ford like something they do in the mafia. (Your exhaust sleeps with the fishes )
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^^^^^ heres ur sign lmao
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I had one of those on my 2002 2.3L Ranger. I have seen others, but they always seem to be on the 2.3L. Dealer told me they were a dampner for vibration in the exhaust system.
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