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mswift
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Sep 29, 2018, 3:07 PM

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Strange hanging thing towncar 2009 Sign In

Just noticed this things hanging from my 2009 Lincoln town car. I have never noticed it before, it looks like it is supposed to be there because it is pretty solid, no movement. What is it?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/DzcyY6gAWJBSFDELA
https://photos.app.goo.gl/HcWU8ry743fv3JSG9


Hammer Time
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Sep 29, 2018, 3:23 PM

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Re: Strange hanging thing towncar 2009 Sign In

That looks like a harmonics damper but it definitely shouldn't be pointing down. Something is coming apart there. I suggest to get it to an exhaust specialty shop and they will be able to resolve whatever it needs.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 29, 2018, 3:40 PM

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Re: Strange hanging thing towncar 2009 Sign In

That's exactly what that is to "balance" any exhaust 'resonance' as in vibrations.
There are two look and see the other in place should be there are asymmetrically opposite one hole to bolt thru and one slot to slide.
Just don't dump those too many people (techs) wont fuss with them but there for a reason so put it back it might swing now don't hit anything with it. Not really hard to fix surprised as it's a tad early to have been taken apart for exhaust work even at about 10 years,


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Sep 29, 2018, 3:43 PM

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Re: Strange hanging thing towncar 2009 Sign In

I'm suspecting there will be more issues with that exhaust than just the damper.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 29, 2018, 9:56 PM

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Re: Strange hanging thing towncar 2009 Sign In

Probably. Never saw those just fall like that by themselves. Exhaust shop a good idea new gaskets probably? By rights should be making noise now as in leaking it's loose to do that.
Not sure but may need to take down or move "H" pipe to do a starter motor on this? Long time just forget I always put those back on just because they did come with them new,


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