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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why does the VW dealers in NA have a different battery than OEM?

My 2008 Jetta 2.5L SE came with the following OEM battery in North Carolina: e ENERTEC EMC 1J0 915 105 AD 12V 61 Ah 330A DIN 540A EN/SAE (Note that some appear to come with VARTA as the OEM vendor, ...
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How to mark tires so they can be identified after theft?

A real-life situation: a car owner leaves his car near a multistoried building in the evening and in the morning he sees the car is standing on bricks and wheels are gone. He addresses the police and ...
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2003 Honda CR-V broken part identification

I was wondering if anyone could help me identify what could be a part, or a piece of a part, from my 2003 Honda CR-V. Yesterday, I noticed that the stop lights stayed on after I turned the vehicle off ...
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What is the name and part number for the large splash-shield item under the engine?

What is the name and part number for this item protecting the undercarriage of the car on the 2013 Honda Civic EX (9th generation). It mounts under the car, and the conceals the compartment with the ...
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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 -- ...
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What is the function of this little red button?

I drive an Opel Corsa, and today I discovered a button under the left storage compartment: The button is on the top edge of the storage compartment, and isn't normally seen. I checked the owner's ...
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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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What is this well-connected, round box on my Chinese Honda SDH125-51?

I have a maintenance question for my Honda motorcycle. I believe it is a CB125F in most of the world. I am new to doing my own work. I am very interested in this one part that seems to be the center ...
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Identify vacuum hoses at rear of intake manifold on 2003 Cadillac CTS

My 2003 Cadillac CTS has 4 vacuum hoses at the rear of a plastic cover on top of the intake manifold. You can see them near the beginning of this video The mechanic leaves the cover dangling from the ...