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    Posted: 30-December-2015 at 12:14PM
OK guys, can anybody tell me where this grommet goes?? FYI, that's a 50 cent piece for size reference...




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It's got me baffled?  Could somebody be screwing with you?Confused
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Looks like either a firewall grommet or a trunk floor grommet for the fuel tank sending unit. Maybe?
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Joe,

Not the trunk floor grommet and I don't think it's a firewall because there's no "receiver channel" for the sheet metal to pop into to hold the grommet in place. I need to break my master cylinder and booster apart and see if it may fit between the two units. It goes into something I have recently broken down and detailed.... need to sort thru all my recent pictures for evidence of where it came from.

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Joe,
I am not looking at one right now but isn't there a grommet somewhere in the upper middle of the firewall?
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joe, there's no grommet between the master and booster. it does look like the fuel sender wire and rear lic. plate light wire grommet, BUT those don't have that large of a center hole!...??? floor shifter wiring??? (no, that one is about a 3/8" hole) if that's a 50 cent piece, that would make it about a 1" hole, ??????? IDK didn't have none like that on my car Confused


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Johnny,

Thanks for keeping me from having to tear apart the master cylinder assembly....

Here is a quick sketch of the mystery piece....


Note that there is just a step to prevent it from falling thru whatever hole it may fit into.....

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hmm, mine didn't have any like that (not to say it wasn't missing...like some parts) but i don't have A/C, but i think the fords have that putty stuff around the outer box like the GM's???to seal the a/c core.
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Well I think I know what it is... I think it's a dust boot off my old tie rods which would explain why it's lacking the perimeter groove for the sheet metal to fit into. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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yes joe, i think you are correct! i replaced mine with energy suspension ones in red, and they do have that straight shank section!! and that would be about the right size.
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