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Mystery Nut hits my garage floor...can you identify?

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Mystery Nut hits my garage floor...can you identify?

I was turning my steering wheel in my garage from lock to lock with the engine off (trying to get some air out of the power steering system) and I heard a *PING*.

Checked under the truck and saw this.

Any ideas?

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Might want to check your shocks. Looks like it might be one of the nuts that holds, and compresses the rubber/urethane bushings on your shock. Or maybe steering damper?
 
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Might want to check your shocks. Looks like it might be one of the nuts that holds, and compresses the rubber/urethane bushings on your shock. Or maybe steering damper?
That was the first thing I checked, but both shock mount bolts were there. Someone on another forum suggested it might be from a prior shock change. Like it fell off of the impact and vanished.

I was able to confirm that they were changed probably 6-8 years ago....so it's definitely possible. That thing must have been wedged in there to be shook loose this many years later.

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I'm not familiar with the steering damper on these trucks. Any photos to push me in the right direction?
 
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