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Icon5 What is this part?

I was pulling weeds and grass and dirt clumps out from under my truck tonight and out came this part, I have no idea what it is or how important it is. HELP!

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cam bolt "washer"
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cam bolt "washer"
Do I need it and or whatever it held?
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thats what it looks like to me. im sure you would need it, but are you sure it came off your truck?
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Not 100% sure, but I found it when I was cleaning under the truck. I reached up to grab what I thought was a glob of mud and this was most of that 'glob'. So...

Any pictures of where it came from/ what it needs to go back on?
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lower control arm is where the cam bolt goes i believe. not 100% sure on tbar setups.
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Is it safe or ok wear and tear wise to drive without it?

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Well if that came off of YOUR truck then ide say its not safe to drive....because your either missing a bolt or a nut.....


Ford is cheap already, so any extra parts they didnt need they wouldnt have put on....so im gonna say you should find out what it is and put it back before it falls apart...

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go look on the opposite side it came off and see if you see it on the lower arm..
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Can somebody show me a picture of the Lower control arm or the cam bolt so I can check and see if this thing came off my truck and maybe a bolt and fix it. Please!
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I wouldnt drive the truck until you find out whats going on. It came from the upper control arm from one of the sides.

see this thread. Although he replaced his with the correction kit, it shows where it is suppose to go.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...correction+kit

EDIT: IF the "PA" stamp on it means anything it could mean it came from the passenger arm. Where exactly on your truck did this clump of mud reside?
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yea, if that came off your truck, that is not good.......at all.
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yeah dont drive that. only way that would be out is if you are missing a bolt or nut completely.
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if it came off the drivers side go to the passenger side and look for the same piece to see where it came from and what you need to get to fix..or the opposite sides
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Where exactly do I need to look? I went out a while ago and looked for a similar part, but I didn't see one(don't know where to look).
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lower control arm..
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click the link razor posted. it shows it in there.
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UPPER! unless they use it on both upper and lower arms......

Look at the bolts that hold the arms to the frame.
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People keep saying "lower" arms -- but it's from the upper arms.

There are four of them altogether on each side. One under each bolt head and nut.

The upper arm pivots at the frame top on a bolt. That bolt is secured with a nut. If both bolts and both nuts are on each side, you're probably okay.

If your truck was aligned at any time with a cam bolt kit, those get replaced -- somebody might have left it in there somewhere.

So, inspect both pivots on both upper arms and make sure you have a bolt and nut in each. If you do, don't sweat it.
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ahh I knew it was from the upper arm! ahaha thanks for the backup
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lol idk why they keep saying lower arms.
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i said i believe, some trucks are upper, some are lower.
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i just kept reading thinking,wtf,and lmao.
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People keep saying "lower" arms -- but it's from the upper arms.

There are four of them altogether on each side. One under each bolt head and nut.

The upper arm pivots at the frame top on a bolt. That bolt is secured with a nut. If both bolts and both nuts are on each side, you're probably okay.

If your truck was aligned at any time with a cam bolt kit, those get replaced -- somebody might have left it in there somewhere.

So, inspect both pivots on both upper arms and make sure you have a bolt and nut in each. If you do, don't sweat it.

well, if i remember correctly, on my 2wd coil spring, theres at least one cam bolt on the lower control arms

and one on each upper arm bolt
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OK I think I am safe to drive: My left side has a different bolt & washer than the right side.

What do ya think?(yes I know my truck is really dirty underneath)

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