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Another Happy Customer!

After pricing a new passenger side tail lamp for a 2008 Honda CRV at the dealership for $297, I happened across a friend who recommended RockAuto. Got a perfect replacement for $111!

Glad you folks are out there! Fast delivery too!

David in Tennessee

 

Upcoming Events
If you would like your event featured here, email us with details.

Ribs on the Roanoke
10/20/2012
Plymouth, NC
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A Treat for the Soul Tricky Tray
10/20/2012
North Brunswick, NJ
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Asphalt Angels Car Club
10/20/2012
Bowie, MD
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Corvettes Unlimited of Vineland Car Show
10/20/2012
Elmer, NJ
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3rd Annual Open Car Show
10/20/2012
Austin, TX
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Car Show
10/20/2012
Jasper, AL
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Project Grad Extreme
10/20/2012
Tucson, AZ
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10th Annual Car Show for Charity
10/20/2012
Villa Rica, GA
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Feed the Bug Car Show & Auto Swap III
10/21/2012
Fresno, CA
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San Antonio Mustang Club 31st Annual Charity Open Car Show
10/21/2012
San Antonio, TX
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Lancaster County Corvette Club
10/21/2012
Lancaster, PA
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7th Annual Diesel & Gas Truck Drag Race
10/21/2012
Sacramento, CA
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Berkeley College 7th Annual Charity Car Show
10/21/2012
Paramus, NJ
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1st Annual Flashback Drag Race & Car Show
10/26/2012
Pasadena, MD
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Moonshine Car Show
10/26/2012
Gainesville, GA
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October Fall Festival - Car Show
10/26/2012
Omaha, TX
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Busted Knuckles Car Club; Jeep Creep 2012
10/27/2012
Lake City, MI
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Classics on the Green Lumberton Historical Society's 6th Annual Show
10/27/2012
Lumberton, NJ
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Lone Star Car Club 2nd Annual Car Show & Benefit
10/27/2012
Elgin, TX
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Knox County Sheriff's Office Car Show
10/27/2012
Knoxville, TN
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Central Texas Rodders 16th Annual Halloween Rod Run
10/27/2012
Killeen, TX
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3rd Annual Shirley Looney Memorial Car Show
10/27/2012
Mobile, AL
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2nd Annual South Texas Stangs Benefit Car Show
10/27/2012
Seguin, TX
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4th Annual Open Car & Truck Show
10/27/2012
Spring, TX
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27th Annual CATFISH Run
10/30/2012
Olive Branch, MS
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Golden Gears Last Chance Fun Run
10/30/2012
Alamogordo, NM
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American Heros Car & Cycle Show
11/3/2012
Bakersfield, CA
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Marble Falls Noon Lions Club Show n Shine Car Show
11/3/2012
Marble Falls, TX
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Corvette Owners Club of Houston-Annual Charity Car Show
11/3/2012
Houston, TX
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Tank Museum 9th Annual Indoor Car & Bike Show
11/3/2012
Danville, VA
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Holy Rollerz Christian Car Show
11/3/2012
Killeen, TX
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7th Annual Las Vegas AMC Reunion
11/3/2012
Boulder City, NV
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Fall Hog Car Show
11/3/2012
Selmer, TN
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West Point Band Car Show
11/3/2012
Cullman, AL
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Mi Vida Car Club 2012 Cruising for a Cause
11/3/2012
Yuma, AZ
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Blessing of the Rods Car Show
11/3/2012
Phoenix, AZ
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2nd Annual "Saluting our Vetrans" Open Car & Bike Show
11/3/2012
Ashville, NC
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Doublin Gap Motorcross Park
11/3/2012
Carlisle, PA
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All Florida Meet
11/3/2012
Winter Park, FL
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SHPHC 5th Annual Car Truck Show
11/3/2012
Middlesex, NC
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November Swap Meet
11/3/2012
Poulsbo, WA
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45th Annual Swap Meet
11/4/2012
Findlay, OH
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Cornerstone Community School
11/4/2012
Dana Point, CA
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Wounded Warriors Car Show
11/4/2012
Morriston, FL
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Riding Dirty Run
11/4/2012
Toms River, NJ
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24th Annual Lonestar AMC Regionals
11/9/2012
Plano, TX
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Carolina Collector Auto Fest-Summer
11/9/2012
Hillsborough, NC
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Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show
11/9/2012
Xenia, OH
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Moveras Transmissions

See what we have from Moveras

RockAuto now offers complete transmission solutions for more cars and trucks with the addition of Moveras remanufactured transmissions. Moveras high quality transmissions are built with a focus on efficiency, cleanliness, and durability.

Made to order for you, Moveras transmissions are:

  • Built Fresh - include current OEM updates.
  • Built Strong - thoroughly dynamometer tested just hours before being shipped, ensuring the transmission is working properly and ready to be installed on your vehicle.
  • Built Clean - Dirt and debris are a main cause for transmission failure, so Moveras transmissions are assembled in a cleanroom environment.

Moveras transmission

Don’t forget to take a look at the "More Information" page Button to open More Info page, which can be found next to your part number in the RockAuto catalog. This page will provide a link to watch dynamometer testing and online technical videos to help you achieve a successful installation!

Whether you need a transmission for your 2007 Honda Accord, 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, or 2006 Cadillac Escalade, find it in the Transmission category of the RockAuto catalog.

 

 

European Vehicle Additions to the RockAuto Catalog

European Market Toyota Corolla Verso in the RockAuto catalog

For customers that drive European specification vehicles, RockAuto has recently updated the catalog to include more diesel powered cars, recent model years, and European-only models.

If you haven’t found your European vehicle in the RockAuto catalog before, it’s time to take another look! The Dodge Caliber Diesel, Toyota Corolla Verso, Vauxhall Royale, Nissan Navara, and many more European market vehicles now show a wider range of parts.

 

 

Discover Cardmember Bonus

Be sure to read Discover's rules for full details

Attention Discover Cardmembers. Yes - purchases from RockAuto.com can qualify for the 5% cash back bonus for purchases from October though December 31.

Be sure to read Discover's rules for full details.

 

 

Forum of the Month

BionicDodge.com

BionicDodge.com is a website dedicated to sharing performance and technical related information pertaining to all Dodge & Chrysler vehicles. This is not a club, there are no membership dues, and YOU are invited to share your knowledge and learn from the experience of others. Registration is 100% free. After registering, introduce yourself to the community in the New Member section and enjoy your stay!

If you are the administrator or member of a forum and you would like to see your website featured in an upcoming newsletter and receive a discount code to share with your members, contact cynthia@rockauto.com.

 

 

Repair Mistakes & Blunders

Ouch!

I replaced a camshaft seal on my 14-year-old Mitsubishi Diamante. When done with hand tools, it was a full-day job because it required removing the drive and timing belts to get to the seal. Other than a stuck camshaft sprocket nut that required me to pull so hard on the breaker bar I thought my shoulder was going to dislocate, all went fine.

I put it all back together and the engine ran fine in the garage, so I got ready for my evening plans. As I drove off from the house, the engine was vibrating so excessively I could feel it in the body of the car. Fearing that something bad had happened, I immediately returned home and cancelled my plans. Not wanting to get right back to tearing the engine down to investigate, I spent the evening researching possible causes, from an over-tensioned timing belt to bent valves. I was, however, very confident that I did not make any of the mistakes that could lead to those failures.

Before going to bed, I decided to take a quick look. I started the engine and listened all over with a mechanic's stethoscope and heard nothing that would indicate an over-tensioned timing belt or bent valves. Instead, I noticed that the whole engine was buzzing.

Then I saw it! During my work I had used a small piece of wood to prop up a wrench that was holding the camshaft sprocket in place. I normally check all my tools when I am done to be sure I haven't left anything under the hood, but I had forgotten about the piece of wood. It had fallen down and gotten wedged between the engine and the car body. I removed the piece of wood and all was back to normal.

Aldo in Florida

 

Tell us about your most infamous auto repair blunder or unconventional fix. Use your woe to help others avoid similar mistakes or share off-the-wall solutions that worked (at least for a while!). Please email your story to flamur@rockauto.com. Include your mailing address and if you would like a RockAuto T-Shirt (please let us know your shirt size) or Hat if we publish your story. See the T-Shirts and Hats under Tools & Universal Parts in the catalog. The story will be credited using only your first name and your vague geographic location (state, province, country, continent, etc.) so you can remain semi-anonymous!

 

 

Automotive Trivia

Automotive Trivia

The original 1957 Fiat 500 was named after...

A. its approximately 500 cc engine.
B. its approximately 500 kilogram weight.
C. the 500 Miglia di Monza (500 Miles of Monza) race held in Italy in 1957 and 1958.

Answer below

 

 

Have a Question?

RockAuto

Have a question about a challenging car repair? Rick Muscoplat is a former ASE Master Technician who was also certified in Advanced Engine Diagnostics (L-1). Currently he writes the automotive section for “The Family Handyman” magazine. Rick has kindly offered to answer some technical questions from RockAuto customers. He cannot answer all questions but will pick a few that are likely to also be of interest to owners of other makes and models. If you have a repair question for Rick then please send it to flamur@rockauto.com. Be sure to include the year, make, model and engine for the vehicle your question is about.

Please note Rick does not work at RockAuto. He cannot answer questions about shipping options in Europe, core returns, etc. Accurate diagnosis of a remote vehicle based on a single question is difficult or impossible. Please view Rick’s answers as simply ideas that might help you better develop your own diagnosis and repair strategy.

Tom Taylor,
RockAuto.com

Q. (Chris in Mississippi) I have a 2007 Ford F150 with a 4.2 V6 that failed to start while out grocery shopping. The fuel pump did not do the initial prime when the key was turned on, nor would it come on when the engine was cranked over for 10 to 15 seconds. My wife and I tried several times. I checked the fuse and it was good. I didn't have a volt meter with me to check anything so I had a new relay brought to me along with a trailer. I replaced the relay, that didn't fix it. While pulling it up on the trailer with a come along I had to rest and my wife insisted on trying to start it again, I told her go ahead you will just run the battery down, well she tried it and it cranked right up! I drove it on up onto the trailer and hauled it home. I've done a lot of my own mechanic and electrical work and I figure the problem is either a bad connection, pinched or damaged wire or not likely but possibly a problem in the ECM...

A. (Rick) I’d check the Electric Fuel Pump Inertia Switch (cuts off fuel if vehicle is involved in an accident) located behind the right front kick panel. The PCM (powertrain control module) can shut down the fuel pump if there’s an internal fault or if there’s a problem with the anti-theft system—but then it shouldn’t crank.

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Q. (Barry in Ontario, Canada) I have a 2000 Pontiac Montana (with just under 190,000 Kilometers) that will at times shift extremely hard. (It reminds me of yesterdays in a performance car with a drag racing shift kit). This usually happens when the engine gets hot (like when doing a lot of city driving or when towing a trailer). When this happens there is a distinctive wine from the engine compartment. The weird thing about it is that I can shut the vehicle off for as little as 2 - 3 minutes and it will go away. Also, it rarely happens in the winter. I have looked in my repair manual and found 2 possible solutions; one is the throttle positioning sensor, the other is the transmission vacuum modulator and valve. Before I start throwing parts at it, can you give me your take on the problem?

A. (Rick) Don’t replace anything until you first clean or replace the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor. Then test the Engine Coolant Temperature Sender / Sensor. The computer uses information from both to calculate air/fuel mixtures and transmission line pressure. If the sensors are off, the transmission shifting will be off.

 

 

Dave's 1986 Jeep Comanche
Dave's 1986 Jeep Comanche

This is my 1986 Jeep Comanche. It has a Cummins B3 3.3 liter diesel engine. All of the accessories are from the original 2.5L Jeep engine. The AC compressor, expansion valve, drier, all 4 shocks, and steering stabilizer have all been replaced with parts from RockAuto.com.

I travel 50 miles per day and consistently get 34 MPG! I now have over 130,000 daily driven miles on the diesel conversion. I love this truck, and RockAuto has helped me keep it going.

Thanks,
Dave in Georgia

 

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Do you purchase parts from RockAuto? If so, RockAuto would like to feature you & your car or truck in our monthly newsletter. New, old, import, domestic, daily driver, trailer queen, classic, antique, we want to see them all! Please e-mail flamur@rockauto.com with your vehicle's history, interesting details, your favorite images, and what parts from RockAuto you have used.

 

 

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Just send us an email with information about your show.

 

 

Automotive Trivia Answer

Automotive Trivia

The original 1957 Fiat 500 was named after...

Answer: A. its approximately 500 cc engine.
(The 1957 Fiat 500's engine was only slightly more than 1/3 the size of the engine in a new 2013 Fiat 500!)
B. its approximately 500 kilogram weight.
C. the 500 Miglia di Monza (500 Miles of Monza) race held in Italy in 1957 and 1958.

Back up to trivia question

 

 

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