Questions tagged [part-identification]

Questions about identifying a part, usually to enable a replacement to be sourced. Questions asking for shopping assistance are off-topic here

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Can someone please Identity this tail light?

While I was working someone hit my car while it was parked. Can someone please help me identify the car by part of the tail light that was left behind? Thanks so much
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Cabling for ABS sensor and beeper on 2014 Kia Rio

During the blizzard last weekend, I installed my tire chains. I must not have done so correctly, as the driver's side chain came loose. I was on a narrow section of interstate with no shoulder at ...
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What is this metal thing under my passenger seat?

In my Mazda 3 BL (manufactered 2010, version for EU) there is this (see picture) metal thing under my passenger seat, what is it? Same thing is also under the drivers seat.
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Determine Chrysler 3L engine model

I am about to acquire an engine from a seller and I am having issues identifying what sort of engine it is exactly because I am getting conflicting information. On the top engine cover it says "...
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What is this part used for on a 4g92/93 engine

I have problems with a Mitsubishi Lancer that uses a 4g92 engine (basicaly the same as a 4g93) in the troubleshooting process, I've found that if I move the part in the image, the car becomes unstable,...
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Hey guys can anyone tell me what size serpentine belt I need to by pass my ac compressor for a 2012 Infiniti Qx56

Hello I need the size serpentine belt to buy pass ac compressor for a 2012 Infiniti Qx56
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2005 Chevrolet Express 3500: Help Identifying this part

I have a 2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 (cut-away converted into a shuttle-bus) which I've stripped bare and slowly doing a mini "schoolie" RV conversion. While changing the spark plugs today, ...
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Can someone tell me what this is?

It's on a 2015 Kia Optima. Hanging down right behind the front bumper. It had a metal bracket that looks broken.
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Misterious (for me!) box under the car, on the back - Sentra 2010 (b16)

Anyone knows what is this box on the photo? I can't find anything on the manual. (Photo is from a newer version, but it's the same as in mine)
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Identify control knob with transmission-looking symbols in a MAN snow bus

I have seen the above control knob in a cab of a bus travelling between Queenstown, New Zealand, and the Remarkables ski area. What does it do? The bus is pictured on Ski Bus Transport page (top image,...
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Need help identify the part in the photos. It is from a 2004 dodge Stratus

A friend of mine had her timing belt break and they said this part in the image needs replacing also. We want to order it but don't know what it is named and googling isn't working out so well. The ...
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What the hell is this part that fell off my car?

I rotated my tires today and heard something fall from the front-end of the car somewhere while I was jacking up the car. I didn't think anything of it until I was sweeping up after and found this ...
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2002 Toyota Corolla - What is the replacement part for the driver-side interior door handle?

Some part of the plastic handle broke on the driver side of my 2002 Toyota Corolla LE. I looked up replacement parts on Toyota's website, but I'm not certain about the exact part number to match the ...
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Can anyone id this broken tail light? with the vehicle to the car that almost hit us

Is it possible for someone to id this tail light section?
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What is this dashboard/windshield accessory on Columbo's car?

We know that Detective Lt. Columbo drove a 1959 Peugeot Convertible Model 403 - and in this video you can see it in action. I've cued the video to this image: What is that interesting "...
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What could this green box be in the engine bay of Renault Megane 1.5 dci diesel?

As you can see in the picture below theres a big box looking thing in the engine bay of this diesel renault. What could this part be? I never seen anything like that before.
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What is the name of this part/piece on a 2015 continental gt speed convertible 2-door coupe?

what is the name of this part piece circled in red?
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Axle Part Identification

I have a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Loredo. Looking under the driver side rear, I noticed a detached tube dangling. One end of the tube is connected to a saturated/leaking box on the axle and I'm not ...
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How to find this part and repair my Honda Civic 2014 rear window

Car is Honda Civic 2014 Sedan This plastic part in my car's left rear window got broken. I am not sure how to search for the replacement as I do not know what this part is called. Could anyone please ...
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What does a throttle valve actuator do in carburetors?

i tried looking online but could not find much information about throttle valve actuators in carburetors. I think they look like this part in the picture below circled in red. What is the purpose of ...
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What is this bolt/set of holes?

This skid plate(?) is underneath the transfer case (I think - about halfway back from the transmission, between the transmission and the differential) my 1997 Chevy Suburban K1500 Due to my brake ...
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Why do Automatic planetary transmissions have gear teeth cut on the outside of the ring gear?

it makes sense that there are teeth cut inside the ring gear since planet gears rotate around inside of the ring. However there are also gear teeth cut on the outside of the ring gear, i think they ...
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What is the purpose of the plastic/rubber part in the centre of some CV driveshafts

Can someone help me identify what the plastic/rubber part around the centre of this CV driveshaft is? Does it cover some sort of connection between two separate halves of the shaft, or does it have ...
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Purpose of small forward-facing deflectors in front of rear wheels

On many new vehicles there are small, forward-facing deflectors in front of the rear wheels that look like small splash guards. What is the purpose of these? I assume they are for aerodynamic (fuel-...
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Identify reverse idler of BCS mower

I recently acquired a stripped down transmission/differential/wheel hub/brake from an old BCS 735 mower. This is a similar device (no engine, no wheels, no rear implement in my case): https://www....
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Part number and description for broken handle?

1996 Merlo P23.6-EV-SC This plastic part for our Merlo broke. What is it called and possibly the part number? I'd like to purchase a new one, but don't know how to look for it to find one.
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What is this orange button below the steering on a Mazda?

I checked the manual but did not see it. It seems to be an addition made by the previous buyer. I also asked my mechanic but he does not know what it is.
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What is this thing here the AC is not working because of it?

I bought a Hummer 2 limo 2009. The AC stopped working and they traced that it's this thing that got burnt. We checked our local spare parts dealers and they don't know what it is, there is no writeup ...
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Name of a threaded trunk panel fastener similar to a wingnut

I am looking to find replacements for missing fasteners that hold the interior trunk skin panels in a 2005 Chrysler 300. There are threaded studs in the interior of the trunk that these attach to in ...
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What could this part be circled in green of this Bizzarini 5300?

The Bizzarini 5300 GT has the Chevrolet 327 l76 small block. In some versions it has the 4 barrel holley and it looks like the regular l76 327 from chevrolets of the day but when they put 4 Weber DCOE ...
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What are these things wired into my cars electrics?

I have recently bought a used 2006 BMW 520D E61 and have found 2 devices wired into the electrics next to the rear fuse box. One of these I'm pretty sure is a GPS and the other one looks like a ...
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What is this solid electric component with three poles in a classic 50's car?

I'm restoring a 1955 Studebaker President and it has an electric component I also seen in other 50's cars, but don't know what is it for. It is similar to this stuff, right now it is disconnected... ...
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95 gmc vandura 2500 part name?

I'm working on my 1995 gmc Vandura 2500, with 5.7L v8, TBI engine. I am trying to figure out the name of a part that appears to be missing a tube/hose so I can find a diagram to figure out what it is ...
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What is this rubber strip dangling below the car?

The car is a 2016 Fiat Panda, and there is a rubber-like strip dangling from a beam near the middle of the front axle. What is this and what it's purpose?
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What is this random light in my engine bay near my front passenger wheel well?

I was replacing my headlights on my 2008 Honda Civic EX coupe and found this light bulb (I think?) plugged into a wire in my engine bay between the wheel well liner and my right headlight. It seems to ...
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What is the part number (or equivalent bolt) for a VW New Beetle rear engine mount bolt, and can I use threadlocker on it?

I've got a 2002 VW New Beetle that has a rear engine mount with a bit of a missing bolt problem. The mount in question The missing bolt goes in that middle hole I've searched partsgeek, Amazon, and ...
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Is this my ac switch in Toyota aygo old model

Can you please tell if the highlighted one is the ac switch in my toyota aygo old model? The symbol shows that of a windshield vent. I cant find any other switch. Note that I bought a used car ...
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Volvo rear door panel parts

I misplaced this part and I don't know it's name. What's the name? Any good eBay store to find it?
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What are these metal pieces on the roof?

My 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric got 2 of those on the roof: I can't find anything on internet about what it is since I don't know the name and what to look for on Google. So what's the name? What's the ...
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What is this the sway bar link? 2012 Ford Fusion

Doing some google searches for this, I think this is the sway bar link for a 2012 Ford Fusion. I noticed it doing an oil change on my car. Can anyone confirm? If it is, is it best practice to ...
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What is this part in this 1956 Ford Fairlane in the picture?

I went to a junkyard and saw a 1956 Ford Fairlane with the Y-Block V8. But i couldnt understand what this part circled in yellow could be, does anybody know what this part is and what it does?
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What are these pipes next to the carburettors?

As you can see in the pictures below circled in red there are pipes that are right next to the carburetors on this Abarth Tipo 240 v12 engine and Ferrari Lampredi inline 4 dohc engines (on the Ferrari ...
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What is the purpose of this black plastic loop around rim spokes?

Many rims seem to have this piece of plastic around one of the spokes. It seems to be a zip tie fastening the rim in place. But what is its exact purpose? If it is required to fasten the rim in place, ...
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What is this oval device on this car's doors?

What is this oval-shaped device on this car’s doors? I haven’t seen it before.
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What is this colorful coil under the hood?

I took a look under the hood of my friend’s car and saw this colorful coil: What is this?
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How Can I obtain PIES/ACES Datasets

Are there any resources out there for obtaining PIES data for an aftermarket part supplier? Or do aftermarket parts manufacturers make their parts catalog available in any other format(other than PDF)?...
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Any idea what this is?

I found this in my driveway under my car (2013 Subaru Legacy), so I can only assume it broke off. Any idea what it is??
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Help identifying attachment part for a rider mower/tractor (picture)

I have had a renter at my home who left some items behind in my shed. One of them is the item shown which I believe is a rear attachment for a rider mower/tractor. It does not fit mine (a craftsman). ...
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What is this electrical component circled in blue in this engine bay?

I was wondering what this component could be. i couldnt post full size picture since it was over 2mb but full picture also showed a part that looked similar to the part circled in blue. i think that ...
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CV Boot Kit Unknown Piece

Bought a Rein BKN0016R CV boot kit for a MK4 Golf. However, it came with a C-shaped metal clip(?) that I have no clue where it goes or what it does. Didn't see a similar piece on the existing boot or ...
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