I posted this under another thread but it was a bit hidden..
I have a 99 Ford Focus 1.8 zetec E and just got it back from the garage
where it had a 'service' (an oil / filter change) .
When I got it home I checked under the bonnet. At the front, very close to
the ground is a big metal strut that runs along the front of the car from
one side to the other. It might be supporting the radiator / fan.
On this strut was sitting, on its side and unattached to anything , a bolt.
!! It was below the drivers side light.
There is a hole close by and the bolt will slide into it, but there is no
nut present to secure it there ( I suppose it could have come off the car).
At any rate, I cant see that there is anything that needs securing. It looks
like it could be an earthing point, but there are no wires nearby.
Any clues where this nut might have come from? Does anything need to be
removed to get to the oil filter? I just can't see why there would be a bolt
on this strut when there is nothing to secure. So it means its from
somewhere else which is just worrying...
I am going to take a better look tomorrow when its light.