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Is It Dangerous to Buy a Car with Aftermarket Parts Installed?
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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...
How To Buy Used Auto Parts
No matter how reliable a vehicle is, sooner or later most of us find ourselves in the market for auto parts. And whether it’s due...
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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...
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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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Is anything possible?
Hi there. With the vehicle being unknown and the odd question about a vehicle that does not exist, the only thing that I can suggest is you can do just about anything to your vehicle as long as the item(s)...
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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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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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A part fell off, can't tell what part it is, but i can show picture. is that possible?
Hi there. With no knowing what part came off and the little information that is giving, all that I can suggest is look under the vehicle and see what part have came off. If you have the part, take it...
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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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Aftermarket radio installed and now I'm having some issues.
Hi there. The blue wire from the car is the remote wire to the radio. This wire is what turns on the face plate of the radio and then turns on the amp in your radio which will divide the...
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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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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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how difficult is it to get parts for this auto
New replacement parts are readily available for the 2009 Saab 9-7x. I did a random search on typical consumables (suspension, steering, even the engine) and all of these parts are cataloged and available. In addition, if you need used parts,...
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time belt
If you have the 1.5L Ralliart engine (150 HP), you have a timing belt. Colt timing belts should be changed every five years or 75,000 miles, whichever comes first. If you desire that the belt and associated components be replaced...
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Heated windscreen
If the broken windshield that was replaced was the original OEM Ford factory installed part and that windshield did not have the complained of "line" or obstruction, then what you are seeing is not "normal". You can check to see...
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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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Question about compatible windows.
A comprehensive national database that can be used to identify interchanges, and the actual sources, for used car parts, such as door windows, is Car-part.com. At Car-part.com input your year, make and model and then select "glass, front door" or...
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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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Is it possible to change the radio and put a new one in? I want to be able to have Aux in my car. 2007 Suzuki
Hello - yes, aftermarket radios are readily available with a huge variety of features like an Auxiliary input jack. Some Internet vendors, like Crutchfield, allow you to input the year, make and model of your vehicle, and they guide you...

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