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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.
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...
Can My Car Use Universal Switches?
Each system on your car is controlled by a switch. The ignition and starting system are controlled by the ignition switch, your power windows and door locks are operated by switches, your heater controls...
How to Buy a Good Quality Driveshaft
The driveshaft is the part of your car that takes the engine’s power and sends it to your wheels in order to propel the vehicle. There are two driveshafts in front-wheel drive cars,...

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Converting to OEM HID headlights
Yes, the wiring harnesses and daytime running light operation is completely different for both the HID and halogen systems. The EVO with the HID lights has a separate relay and wiring that runs the DRL's in a bulb positioned where...
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OEM-sized pipe exhaust flow
As long as you use the basic same size, it won't affect anything, but you want to stick to OEM size on that Audi, because the exhaust flow is based on the diameter of the pipe and if you put...
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OBD-II scanner read code P0108
Hello. The MAP sensor reading on a scanner should read about 1.0 to 1.5 volts at idle and 4.5 to 4.8 volts at wide open throttle. The MAP should read 4.8 volts or more when you have the key on...
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Electrical problems after upgrades
Hi there. From the description you have provided, all of your vehicle's electrical problems began with the "upgrades". Unfortunately this could be a can of worms to repair. Assuming, you had a qualified technician install the vehicle's radio and lighting...
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How to make a 3 years old, 45000 miles car driving like a new car
Hello. The vehicle may not ever feel like it did when you drove it off the lot. Overtime, wearing and driving over certain bumps can cause slight alterations to the feeling of the drive. In order to get the car...
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I cannot find a computer with the Part #. 1860A799. Can I use another part number that looks the same?
Hi there. The part number that you have is specific to your vehicle's computer system. If you are wanting to replace the computer with an aftermarket computer, you can but you will need the computer flashed (programmed) to the VIN...
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Replaced cv axle with non oem still getting clicking.
Hello. The play where the axle connects to the differential can be a bad bearing in the differential or more commonly the inner joint of the axle. Most of the time when this occurs it is because of a defective...
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I have a 2014 challenger i was wondering if I could put a different year model crossmember radiator support on my 2014?
The OEM part number for the radiator cross member support is 05065240AF. That cross member was used on 81 variants of 2 Chrysler models from 2005 through 2014 and was also used on 154 variants of 6 Dodge models from...
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How do I replace alternator on Acura 2007
Prior to contemplating replacement of the alternator, of course be sure that it has a mechanical (usually bearing) failure and/or is not charging at the factory specified voltage. Before servicing the vehicle, make sure you have the anti-theft code for...
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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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part number of engine belt of infiniti g20 salon car
There are two drive belts on your engine. One belt drives the alternator and AC compressor. The Infiniti OEM part number is A192M0E0SMVW (if you do not have A/C use part number A192021B01). The second belt drives the power steering...
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What are the best brake pads to get for my volvo c70? I am in rushhour traffic and I travel to the beach.
The best brake pads and rotors for your car are those supplied by Volvo. Nowadays, those parts can be obtained from legitimate Internet Volvo dealers at a discount off of what you would pay at a local Volvo dealer. If...
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2006 Toyota 4x4 4Runner's front CV axle replacement.
My experience with aftermarket parts is identical to yours. If you want the CV axle that was specifically designed for the vehicle and manufactured to reasonable standards, buy the part that is vended by Toyota. On a case-by-case basis, some...
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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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Can I get front struts for 2013 Kia optima 2.0 turbo somewhere other than dealership?
Front struts on this vehicle are only available from the dealer. Rear shocks are available as aftermarket parts but I recommend you buy the rear shocks from the dealer as well. Although this may seem disappointing, and the cost is...

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