1997 Ford Explorer NEED PART NAME

Tiny
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  • 1997 FORD EXPLORER
Suspension problem
1997 Ford Explorer Two Wheel Drive Automatic

i need a part name for a 97 ford explorer. While under my car @ the front end area, changing my oil, my friend said I was missing some sort of protective rubber cushioning on what looked sort of like shocks. He said they'd wear the inside of my tires down to the wire. He didnt know I just recently had to replace my tires
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Saturday, September 4th, 2010 AT 8:10 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Can you identify the part from the pic?

mark (mhpautos)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_Graphic_166.jpg

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Saturday, September 4th, 2010 AT 8:17 AM
Tiny
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Not really. I know it was long & thin and had some sort of ring on it that he could easily slide up & down
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Saturday, September 4th, 2010 AT 8:35 AM
Tiny
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There is nothing that should easily slide up and down with a ring in the suspension, the only thing that come close to it will be a shocker, see pic for an average shocker example.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_images_1.jpg


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Saturday, September 4th, 2010 AT 8:56 AM
Tiny
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Ok, I want to say he was talking about either the stabilizer bar or the tie rod/tie rod end (going by the picture). But the more I try to remember, the more I second guess myself.
I think he said something about it being one of the parts going from the axle to the shaft? He also protective cover (maybe rubber, or foam cushion?)That was supposed to be there was all gone, and he said without the protection, it would
tear up the inside of my tires down to the wires. (Which is exactly what had happened to the tires I just replaced).
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Saturday, September 4th, 2010 AT 10:44 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

I am really at a loss to think what this may be, I think that you best visit a dealer to get this inspected.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Sunday, September 5th, 2010 AT 2:55 AM
Tiny
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Well thank you anyway. I'll repost if I can get a better description.
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Saturday, September 11th, 2010 AT 1:05 AM

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