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What is the name of the wire that runs from the alternator to the solenoid?
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Car alarm is going off when using clicker to unlock the car
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Need advice on changing brake pads and rotors
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Advice on buying a 2009 Pontiac G8 GT
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Opinion about Chinese-made Volvo that is being shipped to the USA
I wouldn't buy a Volvo because I'm not a fan of European cars. They have a tendency to be over-engineered and their parts cost a fortune. They need special computers to work on them. They generally make them so...
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BMW vs. Mercedes Benz
Those are both high-end, high-maintenace, over-engineered German cars. They have horrendous re-sell value, because they cost so much money to fix and they break down when they are older all of the time. That said, if I had a choice,...
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Brake pads for 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
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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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How many mufflers and resonators do i need on my car? Can I take 1 off and it still be legal?
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Do you provide parts when repairing like o2,sensors
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How much for a water pump and belt and other small parts installed on a 2002 mercury sable
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost of parts and labor to replace the water pump, drive belt, and associated parts on a 2002 Mercury Sable with a V6-3.0L engine.
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Hey what is the part behind the idler pulley on a 2006 Honda Civic? There is a big crack and I want to know what part it is.
Hi there. Seems to be the tensioner to the idler pulley is cracked. Remove the drive belt from the engine and check the pulley tensioner and see if it can move around. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as...
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Something fell out of the bottom of my car
Hello, thank you for writing in. The parts as described are unidentifiable. The square with two holes may be an exhaust hanger designed to hold the exhaust and allow it to move slightly going over bumps. These are typically made...
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Will all of the steering colomns in the link work for my 87 dodge diplomat? http://car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi
The Car-Part.com database uses interchange data to display parts matches for individual makes, models and years. As you know, there is a proliferation of part variations that can often make it maddening to obtain exact and appropriate replacement parts. The...

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