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So today I was just driving around when suddenly I hear something hit my undercarriage, I look in the rearview and I see something come from underneath the car, bounce off the road and come to rest by the grass. I looped around and found what it was, it is this thing:

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I looked on my dash cam and I can't see it on the road before I heard it hit my car. Is it a part from my car? If so what part is it and where does it go? Thanks.

Edit: Forgot to add, besides wheels and a custom shift knob, the car is totally stock.
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Don't think that was from an S550
 

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Looks like something that fell off the Batmobile, lol.
 

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Is your car manual? I'm no expert, but I believe it's a counter weight for your shifter.
 

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Is your car manual? I'm no expert, but I believe it's a counter weight for your shifter.
FWIW, I didn't see anything like that when I replaced the factory shifter with an MGW.
 

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FWIW, I didn't see anything like that when I replaced the factory shifter with an MGW.
I believe it's only on the 18/19s with the revised MT82.
 

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I have spent a lot of time underneath my s550 doing suspension work and that is not from your car.
 

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Is your car manual? I'm no expert, but I believe it's a counter weight for your shifter.
That is exactly what it was, not sure how essential it is since it shifted fine for the week I didn't have it on. The dealership ordered a new one and put it on. Here's the part diagram/number from parts.ford.com in case it falls off anyone else's car:

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I have spent a lot of time underneath my s550 doing suspension work and that is not from your car.
Well it ended up being a part from the car, see above.
 
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That is exactly what it was, not sure how essential it is since it shifted fine for the week I didn't have it on. The dealership ordered a new one and put it on. Here's the part diagram/number from parts.ford.com in case it falls off anyone else's car:
I don't think it does any harm driving without it, but I'm surprised you didn't feel a difference in shifting. When I took the counterweight off in my Mazdaspeed3, it was a night and day difference. Plus it was about half that size haha.
 

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That is exactly what it was, not sure how essential it is since it shifted fine for the week I didn't have it on. The dealership ordered a new one and put it on. Here's the part diagram/number from parts.ford.com in case it falls off anyone else's car
Any idea /explanation as to how that part just "fell off"?
 
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I don't think it does any harm driving without it, but I'm surprised you didn't feel a difference in shifting. When I took the counterweight off in my Mazdaspeed3, it was a night and day difference. Plus it was about half that size haha.
Haha, I know, it’s weird that I can’t tell the difference. Approximately 95% of my driving is just cruising on the highway in 6th so I guess I’m out of touch with rowing through all the gears.

Any idea /explanation as to how that part just "fell off"?
The dealer said the pin holding it walked itself loose, probably from a half-assed installation.
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