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Old 09-28-2012, 01:12 PM
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Exclamation Broken front u-bolt bracket. Replacement?

I have a 99 F250 Super Duty 4x4. The u-bolt bracket on the front passenger side has rusted through and broken in two places. It has broken right at the hole for one of the u-bolts, which then broke the sway bar bracket off (so the sway bar is no longer attached on the passenger side). Also, the track bar bracket has broken off.

Is there a replacement bracket that can be purchased? Or does it need to be fabricated from scrap? The u-bolt bracket, sway bar bracket, and track bar bracket are all one whole piece. It is welded to the axle, so it would need to be cut off. Then the new bracket would need to be welded back on.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Holy rust batman.


The Motorcraft parts site lists it. Quite a few different parts are listed that are labeled the same so have the dealer pull up the diagrams and double check that the part is right.

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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Front Leaf Spring Axle U-Bolt Plate | FordParts.com

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Suspension Stabilizer Bar Mounting Bracket | FordParts.com

The Ford dealer should able to do a little better on the price.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:44 PM
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holy crap that truck is rotted
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That's fairly common for my area of NW Indiana. Usually Its the rear shackles
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I can only imagine the bed supports cause my frame and everything else is rust free ..being a texas truck all its life but i do go to the beach alot and my supports are somewhat rotted
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I've ran into the same problem, specifically the mount for the Track bar snapped off. I've had it welded back on with supportive gussets but in the event it happens again here are a few part #'s

3A093

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Suspension Stabilizer Bar Drop Bracket
Monobeam (Front)
$115.17

5458

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Front Leaf Spring Axle U-Bolt Plate

$112.20

5A316

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Front Leaf Spring Seat Cap
4x4 and 4x2 Monobeam; 105mm between holes to mount stabilizer bar - LH (RH serviced with 3010)
$73.85

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I have a screen shot but I can't figure out how to upload it..
Same as any other picture. Use an image hosting site like photobucket. Upload the image to photobucket. View the image there, and find the code (on the lower right) that starts with [img]. Copy if from there and paste in in a post here.

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Same as any other picture. Use an image hosting site like photobucket. Upload the image to photobucket. View the image there, and find the code (on the lower right) that starts with [img]. Copy if from there and paste in in a post here.

If that's not clear, I can provide more detailed directions.
Yea I figured that out, I posted the image right after that one. The linking of images is extra steps IMO, glad the fordparts page makes the image location available
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Front track bar/leaf spring bracket rusted/broken-need replacement

I also now have a badly rusted off/broken track bar bracket just like the original poster on the front of my 99 F-350 SD with stock suspension. This is definitely not a simple weld the bracket back on repair. I'm trying to avoid an axle replacement or bracket fabbed from scratch (limited budget).

Has anyone successfully purchased the replacement bracket/weldment from Ford or aftermarket? Alternative solutions are welcomed.
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