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HighwaySentinel

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Hey All. I noticed some rattling under the truck. I tracked it down to three u-nuts which look as though they should have had something attached to them. I removed the u-nuts to alleviate the rattling, but I need to know what part number or name of the cover is that is supposed to be there. Even just telling me what its purpose it might help navigate the $hitty ford parts website. I've attached a picture of the correctly installed part I found on a youtube video. Thanks for your help. I am also attaching a pic from my truck showing whats behid the cover. Protective Cover.PNG
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Is this one of those “wrong answers only” deals. But seriously, kinda looks like a skid plate support. Doesn’t look like an extremely critical part.
 
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Ha. Any answer is better than what I can come up with. It looks like it is made to protect rather than support though. The two skid plates on either side are solidly mounted without this piece.
 

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Not sure of the clearance but is it to aid in sway bar bushing removal? Perhaps protect those lines running north south.
 

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That looks like the oil drain plug access cover on the R. Perhaps they have that cover on all Gen 3's but not used on the 3.5 engines.

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