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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Learning about Honda Civic Underhood parts

I need help, I’m learning about my car, and I can’t seem to find an answer on what this part is, due to not knowing what it is, and not knowing how to ask google. It’s the part with a crack in it. ...
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Identify Plastic Bolt Like Part on 2004 Saturn Ion 2

I am looking to purchase a replacement for the following two parts. These parts attached the front air dam on my 2004 Saturn Ion 2 to main body of the car. It seems to be made of plastic or a similar ...
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Identify this windshield sticker

I have a rental car with this tiny sticker inside. It could look like an antenna, but there is nothing connected to it. The notch is at the place where there is little crack in the glass, so I'm ...
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2002 Vauxhall Astra Diesel Part help?

Can anyone tell me what the part in the red circle is called ? - My engine seems to be missing it all of a sudden (last time I let my Wife borrow the car!) Many thanks
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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 ...
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Rearlights and terminology

I'm a non-mechanic that's recently gotten hold of a second-hand rearlight for the Mercedes A-Class (W176), and I'm trying to make sense of the terminology I'm coming across in an attempt to determine ...
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2007 BMW E90 320i Individual

Hello this plastic cover that is in the green box is cracked after having a front-end collision and I need to replace it does anyone know the name of this part cheers.
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Identify part found on garage floor

I don't know if this is a car part or something else, but because I found these laying near the entrance of my garage I thought I would start here. The pieces feel metallic on what I consider the top ...
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Please help me identify this car part

I've had a bunch of trouble with my new car(Dacia Dokker, bought in Janury), mostly because the garage people are idiots/assholes. After the latest problem I found the following part lying loose ...
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Chainsaw part ID

My Stihl 024AV chainsaw broke, and Im not sure what the broken piece is called. A flat triangle-ish shaped piece of metal broke off of the piece shown in the image. The part is between the motor and ...
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What rims are these?

I'm not sure if I'm in the right place for asking this question, but maybe someone knows offhand. This is my Acura TL 2004, and it has these custom rims on it. One rim is bent a bit and it's causing ...
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Identify this part?

Someone at my house apparently found it under my car. I have no idea what it is.
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What is this cable hanging down and should it be connected to anything?

I have a Yamaha XJ6N, when I was washing it today I noticed a cable poking out that I've never noticed before. Wondering what it is/if it should be connected to anything:
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Name of thin metal tube / bar running across front and right of early RAV4 engine compartment

I'm trying to figure out the name of the above described in my 1997 Toyota RAV4. It's not labeled in my Haynes manual. In the below pic it's the white line across the front between the labels 6, 7, 8, ...
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What is this container in the engine and should it be filled with water?

The car is Honda Life 2007. While checking for water I wondered what this is and should it be filled with water/coolant? I have attached the image of the engine with the container I am talking about ...
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What's this box under the hood of a 2007 Lexus ES350?

Does it contain anything that requires regular maintenance, like a filter? What's a good online source of diagrams to identify car parts by location?
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Need to find out which type of radial shaft seal I have

I am repairing the coilover of a Yamaha XT600 2kf and I need to replace a radial shaft seal. Unfortunately I have not been able to identify the exact type of seal this is. I have only been able to ...
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Can someone identify this part. Peugeot

For my surprise when i went under the hood to change the light bulb I've noticed that the plug melted away. Ive no idea on how to identify parts i don't know allot about motors, so i was wondering if ...
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What is this please :)?

My friends mini motor got stolen then the next morning I found this part outside my house. I was wondering what it was as I don't know if it was part of it.
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Nut and bolt terminology. What is the name of the fixing in the image?

What would be the name for the cylindrical item in the image below? I have tried searching for stand-off, collar, riser, (and the frankly ridiculous 'bolt pipe', which throws up some unexpected ...
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Ford F-150 (2011, 5.0L) wobbling pulley and rattle

I drive a 2011 F-150 with the 5.0 motor in it and after cranking it up this morning it's driving fine but the circled pulley at the front of the block (with arrow pointing towards the front of the ...
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Does Lexus RX 400h/450h have electric power steering?

I wonder whether both Lexus RX 400h and 450h have electric power steering (EPS) or classical old hydraulic power steering. Can anyone point confirm and point to a part number? In case 400h has EPS is ...
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Can you identify this Jaguar rear end?

Can you identify what type of Jaguar rear end this is and the model year?
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What is the name for the spoiler above the cabin of a semi?

This diagram is from Wikipedia. I am interested in what people call the part marked 6 on the diagram. The label suggests it is called an "air dam", but searching around, that term seems to be used ...
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Unknown sensor chevy spark 800cc

I just got my wife's car back from the mechanic who fixed it. He told me that there is a sensor which has no piping connected to it, and he have no idea where it should be connected. The issue is, I ...
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Boat part what part is this?

I own a boat with Mercury 90 motor. There is a red switch on the engine used as security to start the boat, very simple. I've lost this key and want to replace it, but have no idea what it is called. ...
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how to get the part number of car parts?

If I want to get the part number of a car parts, how I can get it through online ? I do not want to go to a dealer to ask him for the part number. because maybe he will not give me the part number and ...
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Automotive engine compartment parts and connection diagram

Is there is a site that can show me the complete engine compartment part locations and connections? I need a site that can show me the same that the auto parts store have, that once you input the car ...
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What is this part called? (Rear wheel lock ?)

I need help finding how to open this part, but first I have to know what is it called. This part is supposed to be a Lock that connects the Drive shaft to the differential on a KIA Sportage. I have ...
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Need to find replacement light bulb for '60s Delco radio

I need to replace the light bulb for the radio in my '65 Buick Wildcat. The radio is a Delco Sonomatic 7289734 (U7N137), AM only, no wonderbar, and is part of a fairly common family of radios ...
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What is this box next to my car's battery?

I was looking under my car's hood when I saw this box next to and above the car battery: The car is a 1995 Mercedes E 300 Diesel, and I noticed that there are are also 16 numbered (and 4 lettered) ...
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Small black box located under intake manifold

I'm working on a Subaru EG33 engine which originally came out of a '92 SVX and will be going into a '96 Impreza. We had to take the upper part of the intake manifold off to get to parts of the engine ...
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Identifying chewed wires of my 2005 Ford Taurus

Some mice chewed up the wiring of my 2005 Ford Taurus. I have already replaced the spark plug wires, but I need help identifying the remaining wires and the parts to which they run. Here's the first ...
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Do month-year coloured dots on batteries signify install-by expiration date?

As per How do you know if the replacement battery is a good one?, it may be the case that I've purchased a battery that may not be at its best. I got it from a VW dealer installed on 2016-10-01; it ...
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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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Thin metal piece from 2003 Ford Windstar

I found a thin piece of metal under the front of my 2003 Ford Windstar van. It is somewhat circular and has three holes for bolts. It doesn't appear to be damaged. Any ideas about where this came ...
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Need to identify windshield washer fluid reservoir

In January of 1992 I pulled a windshield washer fluid reservoir from a u-pull-it salvage yard in Illinois for a car that didn't have a factory washer unit. I deliberately chose a unit with built-in ...
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Identifying a part behind front bumper cover

I am trying to identify a certain part but after extensive googling still don't have an answer. So the part that I am looking at is located just behind the front bumper cover and above the engine ...
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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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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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What is this U shaped tube sticking off the intake hose?

On the intake hose for a 2001 Honda Prelude SH there is this U shaped tube with one closed end (sorry about blurry shot): (The tiny thing sticking up on the top left isn't a tube it's just a solid ...
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what is round cylinder on top of classic car engine

This is probably ridiculous question but I can't seem to find a chart on google that explains typical parts of a classic american car. I always seen that round disc like cylinder on top of many muscle ...
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Subaru Impreza rear wiper relay?

I have a faulty rear wiper relay on an impreza, but I cannot identify it's part number. It's 12v, but what Amperage? It has a part number and details as follows 12V5B-1T 642N NILES JAPAN It ...
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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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What is the difference between an inner tail light assembly and an outer tail light assembly?

I'm trying to replace a passenger side tail light assembly (well, actually only the red plastic is broken, but that doesn't seem to come separately) for a 2015 Impala, and I see parts sites listing ...
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How can I identify which alternator is the right one?

I need a replacement alternator for my 1993 VW Mk1 Cabriolet (aka Rabbit). Unfortunately, the identifications on the old alternator are painted over. I cant ID it. On sites I've looked at there ...
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I cannot identify this 2004 Volvo S60 part

I'm selling my car and currently it sits and seeing as I'm not driving it every day I check on it every so often. When I checked today there was a small part that is connected to a tube leading into ...
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Search car parts by VIN

Is there a way to find out which vehicle part (from multiple part versions) do I need if I know vehicle VIN? I mean, for instance to see what ABS unit/s are compatible with an exact given vehicle? I ...
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1999 Ford Ranger - Removing head gasket and found mystery coolant line (?) coming out of firewall. What is this?

I bought this truck broken and I don't know any of its history other than it has a blown head gasket. I've tried to be diligent about labeling things and it's possible I labeled this but the tape ...
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Coolant Flange - What is it really called?

My antifeeeze keeps leaking out and I was told that I had a hole in my coolant flange, so when I was calling to see how much it would be to get fixed no one knew what I was talking about. I am a woman ...