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I was crawling under my ST today for some Sunday afternoon entertainment and discovered this thingamajig bolted to the front struts. I looked in the shop manual, and although I'd guess it's a reciever for the TPMS, the manual says that the BCM is the receiver, and I couldn't find any pictures of it anywhere. My 2011 Fiesta didn't have these either.

I tried Googling the part number and only found a Swedish salvage company selling the part with no name in the description (that I could read). So does anyone have a guess?

 

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Something related to the torque vectoring ?
 
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Read somewhere on a different forum that they were thought to be a type of Mass Damper
They're mass dampers to damp out unwanted vibrations, be they braking noises or otherwise.
And a quick google popped this nugget ;)
This part could never prevent/reduce wheel hop.
Ford has used things like this before to reduce the grinding sensation caused by aggressive brake pads.

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Well, "mass damper" doesn't make any sense. It's aluminum. And not very big either.
As for the grinding brake pads, I don't know about that either. What's the strut got to do with the brakes? If the brakes are grinding, there's a basic problem there.
That Swedish site I found the part on had taken it off a "B-Max" car.
I tried entering the part number in Fordparts.com and came up with nothing. :cyclops:
I wonder if it's on the base model Fiesta's?
 

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Well, "mass damper" doesn't make any sense. It's aluminum. And not very big either.
As for the grinding brake pads, I don't know about that either. What's the strut got to do with the brakes? If the brakes are grinding, there's a basic problem there.
That Swedish site I found the part on had taken it off a "B-Max" car.
I tried entering the part number in Fordparts.com and came up with nothing. :cyclops:
I wonder if it's on the base model Fiesta's?
It's true, that unit really is there to combat NVH. I went through the same thing when doing my springs. Apparently, many Fords have this kind of attachment for the same reason...
 

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Vibration damper mounted on all Fiesta's with 17" wheels. It is new for us in the US since we have never had a Fiesta with factory 17" wheels until the ST came out.
 

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So take them off.

Maybe you will get a buzz and like it.


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