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What is this part?

I've been trying to source a new part for my cost but have no idea what it's called. Can anyone tell what the broken part is. It is a BMW series 1 57 plate. My friend thinks it is an exhaust ...
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What is this part on a 1997 Chevy Suburban (4WD) [picture inside]?

We have a 1997 Chevy Suburban, 4WD. Occasionally, when turning right (usually from a dead stop) there is a distinct "clunk" sound that comes from below the drivers side floorboard (with an equally ...
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Which 18-pin automotive connector is this?

What type of automotive connector is on the images below? The last image (from device docs) says "pa66-gf35" which leads me to this Tyco Electronics connector catalogue where this "housing material" ...
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Missing part on '87 Ninja 600R

I bought an '87 Ninja 600R (ZX600b) and can't figure out whats missing that goes in or over this hole. Is it missing a plug, a hose, or something else? Is it important?
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Jetta Part Identification

I just bought a 2013 VW Jetta SE with a 5-speed manual trans. I'm new to Volkswagen, and I found this part in my glovebox. Does anyone know what it could be?
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Volvo V70 turn light activator

The left stick behind the steering wheel is missing a piece as you can see here: I was wondering if this is replaceable and if so what the part number would be. Thanks in advance.
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Purpose of highlighted mirrors in trucks

Whenever I see pictures of trucks made by Volvo, Scania or Daimler. I wonder what are the highlighted mirrors in the picture used for? I don't see those mirrors in most trucks made by Indian ...
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Discerning a component of a motorcycle

Here's a Yamaha XJ6N motorcycle: But I was wondering what this component here was??
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What is this thing hanging from a wire from the front headliner at the top of the windshield?

Had my windshield replaced last week, and then this week this black rectangular plastic thing dropped in front of me. Held in place by a wire attached to it going under the headliner - length of wire ...
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ABS/ESC units used for Active City Stop (Ford)

Does anyone know what ABS/ESC Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) exactly are being used in Ford cars that feature the Active City Stop? The City Stop needs to be able to initiate brakes electronically and I ...
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What's this part? Hanging from left rear of Subaru 99 legacy.

After driving a bit yesterday I came home and noticed that a part seemed to be hanging down from the rear left section of my car. The car is a 99 Subaru Legacy. Can anyone tell me what this is?
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Door lock cover on Toyota Highlander

I have a 2010 Toyota Highlander that is missing the cover to the lock on the drivers door. Can anybody tell me the name of the part so I can find a replacement? The dealership wanted $50+ for parts ...
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What is this in my 5.4 triton?

Lookin' at my 04 Ford 150's 5.4L Triton. What is this engine component? I'm sure it has to do with the 4wd? Thanks
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Is there another name for an alternator spacer block?

I'm looking for a compact and inexpensive way to attach a threaded part parallel to the surface of a sheet metal part. One "easy" way to do this, in my mind, is to use a threaded block similar to an ...
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What is this lever?

Recently I parked next to a (beautiful) 1957 Buick "Special" and took a bunch of photos. But I also noticed a lever to the left of the steering wheel, between the dash and the driver's side door, that ...
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What is Zongshen ZS125ST Carburetor 24mm KF Standard of Japan compatible with? [closed]

I have a carburetor "KF Standard of Japan" apparently Zongshen ZS125ST Carburetor 24mm KF Standard of Japan. What other makes/models is it compatible with?
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2006 Nissan Maxima transmission

I removed the transmission from a 2006 nissan maxima and have a 2 3/4" metal ring with teeth pressed into it and I don't remember where it goes
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What model carburetor is this? (Mikuni Corp)

Recently, my ATV (a 1997 Yamaha Big Bear 350 2x4) developed a carburetor issue where it would run rich. I took it to a mechanic who says that it needs a new carburetor. However, he was unable to find ...
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Identify parts I need from a supplier catalog

I'm French and I own an old Volvo V70 car whose automatic gearbox sounds seriously tired. In Europe an specially in France, automatic gearbox is not usual as it may be, say in USA, so it's not easy ...
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Can you help me identify this pipe connected to the engine?

I'm confused about the pipe highlighted in blue in the picture below, can you tell me what's its role ? is it used for air ? or to pass the fuel from the injector ? I may sound talking nonsense since ...
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Metal bracket popping out at the entrance of steering shaft near the brake pedal

I have a 2009 Nissan Versa. While making a turn, I heard a metallic snapping/clanking noise, which I could feel at my feet as well as in the wheel. I discovered what looks like a metal bracket popping ...
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Is a loose part on a 1995 Mercury Tracer important?

I just noticed a loose part on my 1995 mercury tracer trio. Honestly, I am unsure of the name of the part and its importance. It's the black plastic piece under the front bumper and it's hanging but ...
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What is a “confidential vehicle identification” number?

What is the "confidential vehicle identification" number? What cars bear that and where is it located?
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Comprehensive Dictionary of Auto parts

Does anyone know of a website, list, book, etc that provides a comprehensive list of auto parts, description and synonymous words? Update: An example for my Jeep I just had the ignition pickup ...
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Front left controller arm corroded and broke on my 2002 Hyundai Elantra

I was driving home, heard a crunch, and then my entire steering wheel felt loose and turned a quarter turn to the left even though my car was still going straight. I was about 10 feet from home so I ...
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correct English name for specific car part

I've spent hours to find what this part is called in English, could anyone please tell me ? it's close to front wheel
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Identify these vintage Ford hubcaps

I am hoping to find an enthusiast who knows a bit about classic Fords. Can anyone identify these vintage Ford hubcaps ?
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Leftover parts after head gasket change; are they engine mounts or braces?

About a year ago, I replaced a head gasket on a 1994 Chevy Cavalier 2.2L. After I put everything back together there were two parts left over. The car runs good considering it's 20 years old, however ...
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What's the name of this part?

I have a Ford Escape 2003 I'm trying to repair, and I'm looking for a specific part, but I don't know how it's named, therefore I can't buy it online. The part is this one: It's kind of between the ...
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What is the name of the part to which the gas cap connects?

I'm trying to find a replacement part for a 2005 Saturn ION. There seems to be some detachable receptacle type thing to which the gas cap screws in. The gas cap itself is fine, but one of the plastic ...
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Bonnet latch bolts for VW Polo MK4

I bought a cat-C VW Polo MK4 that has obviously had some front end damage. The catch that holds the bonnet down is very loose. I'm talking about the part that's actually attached to the bonnet, not ...
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What is this (cooling-system related) part?

A while back I stopped my 2000 Ford Ranger (V6 4WD) and all of a sudden there was white smoke pouring out from under the hood, indicating that something was leaking radiator fluid. When I opened the ...
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VIN information such as Moonroof, engine, etc

Supposed I want to buy a new car and I have its VIN. Is it possible to find information about the car such as whether it has a moonroof or turbo engine from its VIN number? There are services which ...
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Identifying a crescent-shaped thin sheet of metal that has rusted off the wheel area

I have a 2005 Matrix in a place that is too salt-happy during the winter. The following rusted off and fell out from the inner side of the front wheel -- looks like a mud guard of some sort. Is it ...
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1999 suburban cruise control cable disconnected

As you can see from the photo, the cruise control is disconnected from the throttle. I tried just hooking it back on, but it fell of again. I'm expecting this is due to vibration of the vehicle. Is ...
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What is the small plastic dimple found on some front doors?

I've frequently seen this strange little plastic gizmo (circled in the image) and wondered what its purpose is. I'm tired of wondering -- do any of you know? What is it even called? (Don't ask how ...
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Name of a plastic piece on a VW Jetta on front and back door

I have a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta. She has an approximately 5 inch wide plastic piece on the front and back doors. These are faded now and would like to replace them. I wanted to research whether I can ...
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What is this protrusion on this Dodge Charger and what is its purpose

In another question I confirmed what a hood scoop was. I was also wondering what this structure was since it was differently shaped than a hood scoop. I heard it was a "turbocharger" or something like ...
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Is this part the glove box damper?

While fully opening the glove box on my Avensis '02 (to get behind it for a job) I broke something. I did a bit of research and I can't be sure but it might be the glove compartment damper, which if ...
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What is the plastic and cloth part around the shifter called?

What is this part pictured below called? It is a roughly rectangular piece of plastic located in the center console, with a cutout containing a cloth or leather hood that covers the shifter lever ...
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Are there comprehensive parts lists available for vehicles?

I am looking for a particular part for my new '99 Dodge Ram 1500. I have found that it is very difficult to locate OEM part numbers for individual items in the car. My thought process is that if I ...
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Unknown part fell out of my motorcycle

So I was taking the battery out of my bike (99 Honda Shadow 750 ACE) to ship it this past December, when two parts of the bike I'd never seen fell out from somewhere near the battery case. They sort ...
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What brake discs does my car have?

I have a 2006 Citroen C4 1.6 VTR+ (5 doors) and I need to change brake discs and pads. I found this website: http://www.carparts4less.co.uk/ where I order those parts, but after taking them to a ...
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What part is this on my Honda Accord 1996?

I was looking under the hood, trying to learn what's what, and I was wondering what this was. The circled part.
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This part fell off my car yesterday - what is it?

I drive a 2008 Honda Fit, and yesterday I found this on my driveway, resting under my front end. I know little to nothing about cars, but this looks simple enough that I think I could replace it if I ...
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What is a GB in this part diagram?

I've been looking at this diagram to try and understand what's what under my hood, and I'm not sure what "GB-1" and "GB-2" and so on are referring to.
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What is name of this part in the picture?

Could you guys please tell me the name of the part in red square in English?
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Do you recognize this connector?

I bought a pair of side marker lamps for my car (OEM p/n 26160-JK00B). They are compatible with Nissan MO/Infinity. My car is a Nissan Murano 2009 (US model) which doesn't come by default with ...
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What is this called - rear wheel edition?

A few weeks ago I heard a horrible sound when driving my 2000 Ford Ranger (V6, 4.0L, front disc rear drum) into work and when I parked my truck, I touched the left rear wheel and found that it was ...
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Determining the size/pitch of bolts and nuts before taking things apart

I'm a shade tree mechanic with an old car that's got a fair amount of rust on various fasteners (particularly in the under-regions). When I'm doing maintenance, I often like -- or find the need to -- ...