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Weird cylinder thing next to hitch on F450?

Hey Guys,

I was hearing this noise from the back of my truck when going over bumps etc. I got under it this afternoon looking for the culprit and found this weird looking cylinder deal on the drivers side of the hitch. It's almost magnetized and then contained with some bracketry. Well the lower bracket is pent so the magnet is release and its smacking the bent bracket when going over bumps.

What the hell is this thing, any ideas?

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What year?


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Good question, 2008 F450 diesel 4x4 crew cab.

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ok I pulled the part number off the side but can't find it anywhere in a google search.

8c34-5d008ad

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figured I would drop a few #'s off your part # to see if I got a hit either the part# changed or you messed one up?

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Although this behavior is considered normal for an over 8500 GVW truck, some customers may be sensitive to the concern.
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Amazing a customer would complain about a "harsh" ride in a 26,000lb GCVWR truck. C'mon...
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Thats it but mine is broken so I took it off.

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