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I hit a curb and something got dislocated from under the vehicle. I wonder what is it

Seeing as @paulster2 agrees with me in the comments, I will make this into an answer - It looks to me like it is just the plastic lower engine cover that is used for sound deadening. I presume the ...
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Is my timing belt looking bad?

There is just about no way to know the viability of a timing belt by looking at it. Your belt could last another 100k miles or it might pop tomorrow. This is why it is important to follow the change ...
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Grease/lubricate rubber stabilizer bar bushings?

In the seldom cases I saw them the manual advised to use soapy water to install them as petroleum based lubes degrade rubber. Normally grease is included on items that need it. Make sure to torque ...
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I hit a curb and something got dislocated from under the vehicle. I wonder what is it

It's hard to say exactly from the picture, which was pretty dark, but it looks like it could be your anti-roll bar (also known as a sway bar or anti-sway bar). The anti-roll bar dampens side to side ...
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What class of cleaning/detailing products do I use for artificial/imitation leather?

Artificial "leather" is a plastic-like material. I'd use a cleaner for plastic/rubber/vinyl and not an actual leather product. You might check the Owner's Manual and see if they recommend a ...
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