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mvendl
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posted 09-23-2002 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvendl   Click Here to Email mvendl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure what ford was thinking when they designed the rear of the Fox, but they did a pretty screwed up job... at least in my opinion... I'm not sure about all of the foxes, but at least on my '90, there are brackets that first bolt (1 bolt) to the rear axle and then the shock bolts to the bracket.

I was getting some really nasty noise from the LH rear when I would hit a bump... my thoughts, a bad shock or something. I get under the car and find that the nut on the bracket bolt was only on by a few threads... therefore the bracket was loose... really loose. I took the shock loose and rebolted the bracket to the axle mount... It seems a bit better now but my question is this:

Is there any reason why this bracket isnt welded to the rear axle? I could put a few nice welds on it and it wont go anywhere... I like to think I torqued the nut down but I'm still getting some play. Any objections...?

thanks,

--mark

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Boss302
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posted 09-23-2002 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i dunno about this one either. i never looked that closely at the shocks. but even though the way they mounted them might not be the best way, my car sure sticks to the road!

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-23-2002 11:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The housing is used in other applications also.

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mvendl
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posted 09-24-2002 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvendl   Click Here to Email mvendl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MoneyMaker:
The housing is used in other applications also.

Ok.... that sounds kinda mysterious.... could you elaborate?

thanks,

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-24-2002 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mysterious?

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