id like to apologise for my response but it was a quite obvious question that was asked.
why do you ASSUME that ford are going to be 'expensive'? more often than not they work out cheaper than buying a non genuine part/parts. no point i going straight to a non genuine part when you dont know the price that ford charge.
Hello, Thanks for the apology.
My main query was the identity of the part, so that I could look at my options for purchasing one.
Usually before going to Ford, I like to look at 2nd hand options, especially for parts like this when a 2nd hand part would be fine, as the issue with mine was obviously physical damage by the previous owner rather than part failure.
If no 2nd hand option were available, I would then have contacted Ford, and other parts suppliers, but would have a hard time doing so without knowing what the part is, or what to even search for to find out!
Unfortunately I don't have the time to go to a Ford dealer of repair center just to find out what it is, so thought that the best place to ask would be the forums, where there will likely be a number of people who would know it straight away.
Funnily enough I have a Toyota Celica, so when you said 'a toyota dealer', I had to check that I wasn't talking about the wrong car!