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Is It Dangerous to Buy a Car with Aftermarket Parts Installed?
It's not always possible or practical to buy or lease a new car. Sometimes, you're faced with having to purchase a used automobile. While this process may seem straightforward, searching for the...
Why Are There so Many Aftermarket Options for Mufflers?
Your car came from the automaker with a stock muffler. Eventually, it will rust and deteriorate, and you’ll need to replace it. You have options when this happens. You can most certainly purchase another...
How to Install an Aftermarket Air Intake
Trying to squeeze more performance out of your car can be an expensive and serious undertaking. Some modifications can be simple, while others can require that...
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What's the Difference Among OES, OEM, and Aftermarket Car Parts?
Aftermarket auto parts can be good quality and cheaper than Original Equipment Supplier (OES) and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) car parts.
Is an Aftermarket Car Part as Good as an OEM Car Part?
Aftermarket parts are often seen as being of lower quality than OEM car parts but they offer more variety and can be a great cheap auto part option.
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What Is a Reprogrammable ECU?
The ECU, or engine control unit, is part of your car’s computerized brain and is responsible for monitoring and managing all aspects of engine operation. For anyone who isn’t interested in upgrading their...
All About Aftermarket Parts
Have you ever wondered why a part varies in price from the dealership to the parts store on the street corner? Have you ever wished you could find less expensive parts to...
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Rims
The car’s rims are what the inside edge of the tire is mounted on. The rim makes up the circular design of the wheel, so the tire can be safely placed on the automobile....

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i dont know the size of the heater core is it 5/8 or a 2 inch
The 5/8 inch dimension versus the 2 inch dimension simply refers to the "thickness" of the core body. If you have your core out, or can wait to access it, just simply look and see if the core is very...
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I have an aftermarket intake and it's reading 4.9 psi. Is that good or bad?
Hi there. An intake manifold should read 19 to 22 hg. This is 19 vacuum to 22 vacuum. If you are getting a psi reading, then there is either a turbo on your vehicle or the engine timing is out...
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How to remove an aftermarket alarm?
Hi there. Locate the controller to the aftermarket alarm on the vehicle and follow the power wires to the fuse box or electrical wiring in the vehicle. If the wiring goes to the fuse box, locate where the wire is...
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No heat, antifreeze leak, overheating engine
Hi...stop leak products should never be introduced into a car engine's cooling system simply because such aftermarket products are not a factory authorized or factory sanctioned repair technique. Some factory service manuals are indeed emphatic on this issue. A stop...
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I have a 2000 Grand Marquis my girl crashed up the front end so I need some aftermarket body parts.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of aftermarket parts to repair the front end after a crash.
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Do you provide parts when repairing like o2,sensors
Yes, of course, any needed, or desired, repair parts can be made part of any repair order so that you do not have to go through the time and trouble of researching and procuring repair parts. I see you are...
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Question about wheel size
You want a wheel that has the same offset, backspacing, and width as your existing wheels in order to avoid handling problems. If you had OEM wheels, I could tell you the offset but inasmuch as you have aftermarket wheels,...
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transmission filter needs replaced.
Hi there. The best thing that you could do is remove the filter from the vehicle and take the filter to a local parts store and have them match up the filter with a different filter.
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New brakes squealing bad new rotors replaced and all lines bled and all shims in place
If you are not using OEM pads, rotors and shims, that can account for the squealing. If you want to attempt to resolve it as is, Permatex Disc Brake Quiet (Part No. 80729) might work. Use that compound sparingly though...
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Can you resurface the rotor?
You can not install new brake pads on a vehicle without either re-surfacing the brake rotor on a lathe or replacing the rotor with a new one. This is because allowed thickness variation on a rotor (new or used) is...
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Can 205/40z17 84w tires fit on my 2012 Malibu?
Tire size 205/40z17 is not specified for your vehicle and thus does not fit. Use of that size will alter your speedometer reading, at minimum, and possibly affect other vehicle speed sensors affecting shift patterns. Your current tires are probably...
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I have a new catalyic converter that I purchased
You are welcome to buy your own parts and book a certified mechanic from YourMechanic to install those parts or perform associated repairs. If you desire that your catalytic converter be replaced by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right...
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My gas cap light keeps coming on. It won't click when I turn it, so I bought a new cap. New cap won't click closed either. What co
If you need a gas cap, especially if you are trying to resolve what you believe might be a cap related fault, use an OEM (dealer supplied) cap. Using a genuine OEM cap of the design supplied when the car...
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There is a part on the throttle body that broke, where and how would I go about finding another?
if you are referring to the plastic case that contains the "throttle position sensor" (TPS), the TPS is readily available in the new aftermarket or even as a new OEM (dealer) part. The throttle body itself, and all associated parts...
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replaced the starter. went to connect the negative battery terminal, the starter made a whirring sound and sparked at terminal.
Electrically, there a couple scenarios that can account for this, all equally odd, but if you were not having any problems with the car's starting circuit prior to replacing the starter (i.e., just the starter motor failed) and you have...
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The throttle position sensor has been replaced three times on a 2003 Buick lesabre. What is causing it to go bad?
Within conventional throttle position sensors there are metal contacts that sweep across a printed resistor board. Repetitive motion and vehicle vibration can cause these contacts to wear, over time, eventually causing sensor malfunction. If you are sure that the TPS...
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What kind of battery terminal fits a Suzuki sx4?
Duralast Battery Cable, part number 07765 or part number 07764 will work on your vehicle. If you are seeking the negative terminal cable assembly, that is readily available from Suzuki dealers and easily installed. The positive side of the circuit...
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New valve clicking noise
Hello. The ticking sound you are hearing will probably be an exhaust leak, valve lash,incorrect oil usage, or something improperly installed during the aftermarket exhaust installation, I suggest that a stethoscope is used by a technician to help determine what...
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Need to replace the alternator in my 2000 Nissan Pathfinder and have no clue what brand to get. 2000 Nissan Pathfinder
Hi there - Denso and Bosch are original equipment suppliers for Nissan. These may be purchased as "rebuilt" or "remanufactured" at lower prices than new, or Nissan-branded parts from a number of quality parts supplier. "Less expensive" may only consider...
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I'm converting my 1994 v6 Camaro to a v8. I'm putting in a 69 327 SBC motor. What headers do I use? Year? 1994 Chevrolet Camaro
Hello - since your '94 Camaro could be purchased with a 5.7L V8 as well (LT1, LT4), there are several header configurations that will work for you. Your driving and performance needs will have a lot to do with choice...

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