Mystery ball bearing

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    Was out in the garage today replacing a power steering hose. While I was cleaning up the spilt fluid I found this small metal ball about a foot away from the pass side front tire. Was wondering if anyone seen something like this before? Its about the same size as the gap opener on the spark plug tool.

     
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    I think there is a steel ball like that behind the pressure hose adapter that screws into the pump.
     
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    Ball from swivel casters on shop stools or like equipment.
     
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    Mmmm….I could say something but I'd better not.:)
     
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    What do you think it is? the part of the hose that blew off was pressure line to the box, so I dont think it came out of the pump unless it blew out of the top lid, or shot out through the hose.
    Could be a caster but seems kinda big for that
     
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    There is only one ball inside the body of the pump. Pressure relief ball that is contained in the cast iron housing. Have to remove the reservoir to even start to get at it. No way for it to just fall out. I agree with some castor wheel bearing from a tool box or other thing.
     
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    I was thinking one of the twins. Lol
     
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    How well do you know your friends ?. I know some of the guys in my groups throw in an extra bolt, washer, or nut into a tray and then when things get reassembled, they are looking high and low trying to figure out where it originally came out or off of and it was just added as a joke.

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    Is it an anal bead?
     
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