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Differences between genuine antenna and universal antenna?

I have a '16 Mazda CX-5 and the dealer told me that the antenna needed to be replaced. A genuine Mazda antenna is almost $110 (with shipping) while my local pepboys has a universal antenna for less ...
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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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Is it safe to use a folded evap/vacuum line?

I recieved a my new evap purge valve (for a 2015 ford edge sport) and it came with a major kink in the line. Is this still safe to use or will the line be damaged inside? I cannot separate it from the ...
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Caterpillar Parts Cross Over

This may or may not be the right place to ask - but I have searched online already (SKF-VSM and plain old google search), checked my company's internal parts cross over references, and spoke to a CAT ...
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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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Do car manufacturers have to stock parts for 3 years after ending production?

I think I once read/heard somewhere that vehicle manufacturers have to stock parts or have parts available for vehicles that have produced for at least 3 years after the end of production? Is this ...
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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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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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What damage does a car suffer if not regularly used?

Sometimes I use the car on daily basis, but there are months when I don't use it at all, and it sits parked outside for 5+ weeks, with the battery disconnected. (Main reasons: working from home that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I need to replace rear differential if it's leaking?

When we got an oil change, he said it's "leaking, but not out of fluid or low". Do we need to do any replacement/maintenance on it, or just wait until it gets worse? How would I check something like ...
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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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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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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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Where can I find OEM inserts for Toyota wiper blades?

I'd like to replace the wiper blade inserts on the original Toyota Highlander 2006 Hybrid blades. Not all dealers carry these, I'd like to order them online, but cannot seem to find anyone that ...
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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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Where to buy interior parts, that OEM doesn't sell?

I am trying to find an armrest cushion in Altima 2008 (this part). But Nissan and all OEM re-sellers will not sell the cushion only, they are only selling it as a whole door panel, which is very ...
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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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Why does the price of Catalytic Converters vary so much?

My check engine light came on and the diagnostic code says it is a problem with the catalytic converters so I'm getting ready to schedule an appointment with a mechanic to take care of that. The ...
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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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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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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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Where can I get cheap light housings?

I have cloudy light housings from lots of miles on my car (2003 325i with glass housings). Has anyone who has ever had to replace any lighting housing, front or rear, knows how much they cost? Where ...
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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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Long term storage of parts

I recently bought some spare parts for my Subaru Forester XT and would like to store them the right way until I need them. Specifically, I have a turbo, injectors, exhaust and intercooler that needs ...
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DIY carbon-fiber parts layup

I'm gathering the necessary equipment to start my next little hobby project building my own fairings. I got about 5 yards of carbon-fiber/Kevlar and another 5 yards of fiberglass, 10ft of 3' carbon ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...