What is this on the front struts?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by reddog99, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    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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  3. ohskigod

    ohskigod Member

    Something related to the torque vectoring ?
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  4. wash

    wash Active Member

    Wild guess but maybe part of the electronically power assisted steering (EPAS)?
  5. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Read somewhere on a different forum that they were thought to be a type of Mass Damper
    And a quick google popped this nugget ;)
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  6. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    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?
  7. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    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...
  8. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    From FordParts.com


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  9. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    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.
  10. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    So take them off.

    Maybe you will get a buzz and like it.

  11. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    hmmmm Oh nevermind it's way left of center LOL
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