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How to tell if there's been changes to parts for a car model from different years? (ex: 2011, 2012 & 2013)

My car was in an accident, so now I am looking to replace the damaged parts (front bumper, fender, door, headlight assembly). My car is a 2013 model but there are options from other years like 2012, ...
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Where do third-party spare part vendors get the information which parts fit which models?

I work in the Automotive industry in a small company that supplies parts to different vehicle manufacturers. We sometimes have a hard time finding out which models our parts go into, the manufacturers ...
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What is the side lining near the bottom of a car frame called

On my car, a golf rabbit 2007, there is a lining on both sides near the bottom of the frame. Its surface is rougher than the rest of the body panel surfaces Anyone have an idea what this part is ...
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Volvo V70 headlight is dim with a purple hue

My 2014 Volvo V70 D4 started having issues with the headlights. On the right side, the low beam (and also high beam, same device) are at perhaps 70% effect and have a noticeable purple tint. I also ...
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Rear Coil Spring perch for Golf MK5 GTi - what part number?

According to the diagram at https://workshop-manuals.com/volkswagen/golf-mk5/running_gear_axles_steering/rear_suspension_drive_shaft/assembly_overview_shock_absorber_coil_spring_(front-wheel_drive)/ (...
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Pontiac parts and GM parts

I am planning to buy a Pontiac bonneville 2004 my question is about it parts the dealer told me it is parts is the same as GM and can be found easily in US. Is that right?
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Will ford still produce ford sedans' parts?

I saw that ford will stop selling sedans. I'm about to buy a 2018 ford fusion hybrid. Will the vehicle still be covered under warranty and in case of an accident will there be parts available?
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More durable rotary rotary lawnmower wheels?

What are some suitable replacements for modern rotary lawnmower wheels? I have something similar to this: Typical push-style Masport lawnmower 7" (~175mm) front-end Masport wheel 8" (~200mm) rear-...
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This part fell from my car when driving - any idea what it is?

A Part fell off of my 2006 Toyota 4Runner. Any idea what it is? It's about 12" x 6". Thanks in advance for any help!
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Part numbers for older GMC truck

I recently bought a 1982 GMC K1500 4x4 that I'm looking to restore. The truck body is in great shape but some of the mechanicals need work. I want to make it a daily driver, not a show truck. I'm ...
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Software for Exploded Views

I would like to know if there is any software that allows me to see the exploded view of the various parts/components of the car. I´m looking for something like ETKA for VAG cars but I would like to ...
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My car broke down in Siberia. What do I do now? [closed]

In a Question on outdoors.SE with the above title, gerrit's answer suggests "bring spare car parts to cover common faults". Aside from tire repair, fluids, fuses, wheelnuts, belts and hoses, what ...
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Peugeot 405 GLD 1993 1.9D NA What's the part numbers for the following?

I'm looking for anyone with information on these vehicles. As many people know, these 405's are becoming quite a desirable car nowadays, being a torquey, reliable workhorse. And, the 1.9 NA engines ...
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What is the name of the parts that cover up the wires in front of the front wheel?

I bumped into a box when I was in the highway and my bumper is damaged. After that I went to a body shop nearby and he re-attached my bumper back but then I realized the parts that cover up the wires ...
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Where can I find part number for OEM replacement wiper blades or inserts for Mercedes?

I'd like to replace the windshield wiper blades (or better yet just the inserts) on the original Mercedes C-300 2014 with VIN Beginning WDDGF8AB5ER.... I used Amazon garage to find ones that ...
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Is it normal for brand new brake rotors to look a little rusty

By looking at these images, would you think these parts are used? There is a very slight lip at the edge of the surface where the pads will rub.
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Want to find dimensions of 1993 Honda Civic steering knuckle for repair reasons

I am repairing a 1993 Honda Civic (EG8) front suspension. I Want to find dimensions of the front steering knuckle and other suspension parts for repair reasons. I am just checking if the original ...
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Differences between these power steering pressure hose options?

These are 2 results from a search for es300 power steering pressure hose - on the same site, and by the same manufacturer. CARQUEST Power Steering 16MM Banjo x 16MM Female O-Ring CARQUEST Power ...
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How car parts codes works?

Are the parts code universal or does each company have their own code? Please provide brief answers, or if someone know any relevant site please share. That will be highly appreciated. Thanks
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How come I cannot find rear calipers for a 2013 Outlander Sport ES, manual transmission? [closed]

So the calipers for my car seemingly don't exist. I need to replace the rear right caliper because the parking brake armature that releases the parking brake is stuck. So if I engage the parking brake,...
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What is this part in a motorcycle steering called and what is its purpose?

See the attached photo's yellow highlighting. The reason I am asking is because I bought a used bike (with 2000km mileage) and it looks like these have been removed. The bike is a 2009 Yamaha YZF ...
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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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Volkswagen push-button start

Does anyone know the name of the part on the steering column in push-button start Volkswagens? The thing you're supposed to hold your fob up to if the battery is dying in order to get one more start. ...
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Totaled car; should I buy my own parts?

I rear ended a car and there is over $5k damage. That is what the body shop quoted me on. But, he said it was because he couldn't find any used parts. Now I have rockauto.com - I can purchase (or it ...
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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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Data for car parts and sensors [duplicate]

If a fault code appears in the OBD scanner, how tough is it to map the fault to the part of the car that is causing the problem? Is there any website (or api or mobile app) that has this mapping so ...
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How to find a part lost in the snow

How can one go about finding a very small part lost in the snow? — while working on my motorbike, one of the battery leads fell out and I can't find it. Buying a metal detector for the sake of ...
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Spare parts database for older cars

A 1998 Camry Cashmere Beige Metallic needs a driver-side exterior door handle. Attempts to find the part in the color has been challenging. I was able to find the part in black locally (they are ...
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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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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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Do parts (like Brakes) & brake dust still contain Asbestos? What years did parts contain Asbestos (or anything equally / more dangerous)?

Is Asbestos still used in any currently manufactured parts, brakes or others? Specifically asking about the USA & Canada, but info on anywhere else in the world is good too. If it's not still ...
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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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Are bucket shims for mainstream Japanese cars interchangable?

I have two Japanese cars ( a Mazda and a Nissan ) which use cams placed directly over the valves ( no rocker arm ) which contact a shim sitting on top of a bucket over the valve. Are the shims used ...
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Installing clip on bars, limited space available. Will an adhesive be neccesary?

I'm planning to install clip on bars on my bike, however I have encountered a problem. If I install them in the traditional under the triple clamps position, they may lack clearance from the tank and ...
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Why do car manufacturers use plastic parts in the car?

Those plastic parts are so weak. They get broken all the time. I specifically saw this problem in My Renault Twingo 1995 and VW Beetle 2001. Are there any cars that use metal instead of plastic?
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Do all airbag squibs on Opel Corsa C include steering angle sensor?

Do all the airbag squibs on an Opel/Vauxhall Corsa C include steering angle sensor? I mean is the steering angle sensor included in the part even on cars that do not have ESP/ESC (Electronic Stability ...
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Nissan Micra 2015 (K13) - Missing front bumper vent

Someone has crashed with my wife's Micra while she was at work, and we have just noticed that the vent is missing, I'm unable to find a replacement online, do I have to get a new bumper?
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Benchmark about quality levels in car parts

I want to replace a front grille of Honda Civic 2014 EX Sedan (4 doors). I've been suggested to buy it from this auto part dealer RockAuto which has a great catalog. I found the part in "CAPA" and "...
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How to remove the clips of the Honda Emblem. Safely

Can someone suggest me how to remove the clips/pins behind the emblem of the front grille of a Honda Civic 2014 EX Sedan. I wanna replace the grille because it's cracked. I saw many tutorials in ...
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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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Bumper cracked after 6 months being repaired at bodyshop [closed]

I took my car in to have a front bumper repaired on a 2010 Nissan Rogue. The bodyshop took almost 3 weeks before they actually got it right. The paint was off and from the original from the ...
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Interchangeability of motorcycle parts

How standardized are motorcycle parts? Is every manufacturer doing their own thing or could you take parts such as a crankshaft from a Honda machine and use them in a Yamaha machine? Are there ...
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Motorcycle parts that need to be replaced most frequently

With motorcycles, what are the parts that most frequently get damaged and therefore have to be exchanged most frequently? I'm asking this question because I am looking to buy a motorcycle that I ...
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Where can I find the little snap-on fixtures that hold my Yaris bumper in place?

I hit a pot-hole the other day, and the bumper on my Yaris lost some of it's snap-on fixtures. I checked with Advanced Auto Parts, and they rudely informed me that they can't possibly stock every ...
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What's the most environmentally responsible method of car parts cleaning?

I'll be the first to admit that this one has been hard for me. I clean cylinder heads, axle bearings, calipers, crankcases....the list goes on. I want to be clear here. I am not talking about ...
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How are some manufacturers or retailers able to sell for so much more, while others sell for less?

I have a 2007 Ford Taurus with 128,000 miles. I need to replace my ignition coil and wires, but I'm seeing some new coils for around $35 and some for around $120 (Both online and in stores). The ...
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Differences between Honda front grille part numbers

I was looking for a replacement of my front grille (there is a huge crack on it) for my 2014 Honda Civic EX Sedan. I think that this is a reference code for the part HO1200216 but I found in the ...
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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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Where can I find a reference for Honda part numbers?

Where can I find a manual or detailed catalog or service manual of a specific car in order to know for example all its part codes to buy original replacement parts, from pieces and paint (Not owner's ...