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Another Happy Customer!

I have been trying to find a speedometer cable for my son's 1990 Ford Probe for months. "No one makes it anymore" is what I was told.

Looked here at RockAuto.com and there it was. and at a great price. Thanks RockAuto.com!

John in Washington

 

Carlisle Events
RockAuto is the Official Auto Parts Store of Carlisle Events

Carlisle Events

Fall Carlisle & Auction
Sept. 28-Oct. 2

 

 

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

CarFest
9/24/2011
Covington, VA
e-mail

Knightcon
9/24/2011
Stonehouse, UK
e-mail

Mustang West Car Show
9/25/2011
Olympia, WA
e-mail

Galion Historical Society Car Show
9/25/2011
Galion, OH
e-mail

Poker Run 14 Car Show & Color Tour
9/25/2011
Gowen, MI
e-mail

3rd Annual NJCC Corvette & All GM Show
9/25/2011
Wayne, NJ
e-mail

FJ Cruisers Fall Gathering
9/30/2011
Dover, NH
e-mail

Car Show
9/30/2011
Richmond, VA
e-mail

Wings Wheels Festival
9/30/2011
East Wenatchee, WA
e-mail

Dubtoberfest
9/30/2011
Kennewick, WA
e-mail

Annual Fall Car Show
9/30/2011
Spring Lake Heights, NJ
e-mail

8th Annual Car Truck & Motorcycle Show
10/1/2011
Dalton, GA
e-mail

Dixie Car Club 33rd Annual Car Show
10/1/2011
Malvern, AR
e-mail

AMC Lonestar Regional Car Show
10/1/2011
Houston, TX
e-mail

The Annual General Pleasonton Days Car Show
10/1/2011
Pleasanton, KS
e-mail

Fall Festival & Car Show
10/1/2011
Shelby, OH
e-mail

Festival of Wheels
10/1/2011
Goldendale, WA
e-mail

Essex Rebels Classic Car Club
10/1/2011
Canvey Island, UK
e-mail

10th Annual South Shore YMCA Car Show
10/1/2011
Cudahy, WI
e-mail

Greenville Auto Show
10/1/2011
New Castle, DE
e-mail

Help for Heros Event
10/1/2011
Bournemouth, UK
e-mail

20th Clyde Zelia Stephens Memorial Auto Show
10/1/2011
Jamestown, TN
e-mail

Hot Rods & Harleys Car Show
10/2/2011
Hopkinton, IA
e-mail

Apex Rotary Club-Car Show
10/2/2011
Apex, NC
e-mail

Chysler Car Show & Swap Meet
10/2/2011
Queensland, AU
e-mail

Blast from the Past Car Show
10/2/2011
Streator, IL
e-mail

Tucson Rough Riders
10/6/2011
Tucson, AZ
e-mail

Fast Cars & Freedom 2011
10/8/2011
Annandale, VA
website

Campbellton Baptist Church-Annual Car, Truck &Motorcycle Show
10/8/2011
Douglasville, GA
e-mail

17th Annual POW-WOW at the Beach
10/8/2011
Laurens, SC
e-mail

Steves Auto Service Customer Appreciation Day Car Show
10/8/2011
Kansas City, MO
e-mail

American Heroes Rod Run
10/8/2011
Bryan, TX
e-mail

3rd Annual Cruisin for a Cure
10/8/2011
Durant, OK
e-mail

Brits at the Village
10/9/2011
Norristown, PA
e-mail

26th Annual Madison County Car Show
10/9/2011
Winterset, IA
e-mail

Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival
10/14/2011
Lakeland, FL
e-mail

Urbana Halloween Car & Truck Show
10/15/2011
Urbana, IN
e-mail

2011 Fall Fest Car Show
10/15/2011
Clifton, TX
e-mail

La Cruizers 9th Annual Open Car & Truck Show
10/15/2011
La Follette, TN
e-mail

9th Annual Car Show for Charity
10/15/2011
Villa Rica, GA
e-mail

Project Grad Extreme
10/15/2011
Tucson, AZ
website

22nd Annual Charity Houston British Motor Expo
10/15/2011
Brookshire, TX
website

Car Show 2011
10/15/2011
Joppa, AL
e-mail

2nd Annual Troop 309 Chino Car Bike Show
10/15/2011
Chino, CA
e-mail

12th Annual Ride to Rosenberg Car Show
10/15/2011
Rosenberg, TX
e-mail

Olar Fire Department 4th Annual Car & Bike Show
10/15/2011
Olar, SC
e-mail

Asphalt Angels-Fall Show
10/15/2011
Gambrills, MD
e-mail

The 4th Annual Deer Park Falcons-Fall Custom Show
10/16/2011
Bay Shore, NY
e-mail

Studebakers Drivers Club Zone Meet
10/21/2011
Ramona, CA
e-mail

Monster Mash Car Bash
10/22/2011
Las Vegas, NV
e-mail

Harmony Car Show
10/22/2011
Monterey Park, CA
e-mail

Dixie Olds Chapter "The Gathering"
10/22/2011
Cartersville, GA
e-mail

Cub Scout Pack 18 Car Show
10/22/2011
Grand Bay, AL
e-mail

3rd Annual Open Car Show
10/22/2011
Buda, TX
e-mail

56th Annual Florida Forest Festival Car Show
10/22/2011
Perry, FL
e-mail

2011 King of the Road All Wheels Car Show
10/22/2011
Erick, OK
e-mail

Shirley Looney Memorial Car Show
10/22/2011
Mobile, AL
e-mail

Young Farmers A&M Consolidated Car Show
10/22/2011
College Station, TX
e-mail

Wagonfest
10/22/2011
Bentonville, VA
e-mail

14th Annual BACC Dimmitt Corvette Show
10/22/2011
St. Petersburg, FL
e-mail

Classics on the Green Lumberton Historical Society's 5th Annual Car Show
10/22/2011
Lumberton, NJ
e-mail

5th Annual Tucson Classics Car Show
10/22/2011
Tucson, AZ
e-mail

First State Mustang & Ford Cruise
10/22/2011
Wilmington, DE
e-mail

Annual Chili Cruise Day
10/22/2011
Hughes Springs, TX
e-mail

4th Annual Halloween Classic Car Show
10/22/2011
Humble, TX
e-mail

Berkeley College 7th Annual Charity Car Show
10/23/2011
Paramus, NJ
e-mail

22nd Annual American Legends at Long's Park Corvette & GM Show
10/23/2011
Lancaster, PA
e-mail

Golden Gears Last Chance Fun Run
10/28/2011
Alamogordo, NM
e-mail

Benefit Car Show/Drive In Movie Event
10/29/2011
Mooresville, NC
e-mail

Halloween Cruise-In
10/29/2011
Stevensville, MD
e-mail

Mustang's vs Camaro's
10/29/2011
Spring, TX
e-mail

Moulton Speedway-End of the Year Banquet
10/29/2011
Daniville, AL
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Autobest Fuel Pumps

See what we have from Autobest

Fuel pumps by Autobest have recently been added to the RockAuto catalog. Autobest fuel pumps are a direct replacement for OE (original equipment) and meet or exceed OE specifications. The fuel pumps and modulator assemblies manufactured by Autobest are made with only the finest grade metals, wiring and plastics. Every Autobest product undergoes a minimum of 2500 hours of testing prior to mass production. Autobest Fuel Pump Modules include the parts needed for a successful, complete installation like the Strainer, Reservoir, Float, etc.

Autobest Electrical Fuel Pumps

From Acura to Peugeot to Volvo, you can find the Autobest fuel pump and more under the "Fuel/Air" category in the "Fuel/Air" category in the RockAuto catalog.

 

 

Forum of the Month

CadillacCountryClub.com

CadillacCountryClub.com is a place for Cadillac owners and Cadillac fans to share helpful tips and spread the good word about the Cadillac brand. It is filled with Cadillac enthusiasts from all over the world. We help each other when it comes to technical issues and keeping Cadillacs running in the best possible shape. We have members from every generation of Cadillacs - from the early years right up to the newest models.

While the forum is only a few months old, the club has been around since 2002. We have connected Cadillac owners across the globe with each other in a warm and friendly, welcoming environment.

 

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!

Six months ago my father and I bought a 1973 Cadillac Eldorado convertible to restore together in our spare time. We live in the Netherlands so the parts we needed are not as easy to get as in the U.S. RockAuto was a great solution for us. Cheap and fast!

So we got the engine running, the transmission complete, and lots of other problems solved. Last week we were working on the exhaust while the car was on the lift. At 9 p.m. we put out the lights and closed the door of the garage. At 7 a.m. the next morning my father called me, pretty upset, to tell me our Caddy had fallen off the lift! I came as fast as I could, and indeed, there it hung, the front bumper on the floor and the rear wheels two meters up in the air. I was completely shocked!

When we tried to figure out how this could have happened the problem appeared quickly. The safety lock on the front of the lift wasn’t adjusted properly, so only the stands on the back were fully locked. The weight of the car put the front end down so the lift wasn’t level anymore. The car’s transmission was in Park, but we didn’t use the parking brake. Also there were no blocks in front of the wheels. Expensive lesson! But still we are not complaining that much, only the front fenders and one of the two vertical bumper guards were damaged. Could have been a lot worse!

So everybody be smarter than us. Use wheel blocks and the parking brake! And double check all the locks on your lift.

Sven from the Netherlands

Front bumper on the floor and the rear wheels two meters up in the air

 

 

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 awhile!). Please email your story to flamur@rockauto.com. Include your mailing address and shirt size (large or extra large) and we will mail you a RockAuto "Do it yourself?" t-shirt if we publish your story (see the t-shirts under Extras 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

Which material is used to construct the floor pan in late model Corvettes?

A. titanium (Ti-6Al-4V alloy)
B. aluminum (proprietary alloy brand named Titanal)
C. balsa wood (from the balsa tree)

Answer below

 

 

Will I Throw it Away?

RockAuto

Mystery Ford part with F33F 9B989 stamped on it

Is that part a temperature sensor for the car you sold two years ago or the knock sensor you bought for your wife’s van? Is your car running poorly and perhaps the black doohickey making unusual clicking sounds is responsible? Do you wonder if that oil filter will fit your mom’s Toyota?

The RockAuto catalog might be able to help identify mystery parts on your car or on the shelves in your shop. The catalog is a useful cross-reference tool that often includes both the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) part numbers and alternate aftermarket part numbers.

Just click the “Part Number Search” tab at the top of the catalog and try entering the numbers stamped on the mystery part or any packaging. Use the “*” for wildcards like illegible characters. Click on a part number in the search results to see some vehicles the part fits.

Part Number Search tab

For example, the mystery Ford part in the photo has F33F 9B989 stamped on it. The B is kind of blurry and could be an 8. Ford sometimes inserts a few extra characters at the beginning or end of their part numbers. So I do a Part Number Search with the wildcard symbol * in place of the blurry B and at the beginning and end.

The search for *f33f9*989* pulls up throttle position sensors (TPS) by Standard Motor Products (SMP) and Airtex/Wells. The catalog photos look like the part and clicking on either the SMP or Airtex part numbers returns a list of some of the vehicles the part fits. My wife’s ’93 Tempo is included in the list of vehicles! I look at all the TPSs listed in the main Part Catalog under Fuel/Air for the Tempo and see additional TPS choices by Delphi, Motorcraft, Original Engine Management, etc.

Now I slap myself on the forehead and remember that the mystery part was the old TPS that I pulled off the Tempo months ago and stuck on the shelf just in case the Tempo was not happy with the new TPS I installed.

The old TPS is now sitting on my desk. The question is will I throw it away or rediscover it and do another Part Number Search a year or two from now…

Tom Taylor,
RockAuto.com

 

 

Dennis's 1978 Cadillac Eldorado

Dennis's 1978 Cadillac Eldorado

This is my 1978 Cadillac Eldorado, which has just over 19,600 miles on it! Most of the replacement parts such as shocks, hoses, belts, spark plugs, wires, etc., are from RockAuto. I wanted to keep as many original ACDelco parts as I could, and "Rock" carries a lot of ACDelco parts. Also saved me a bunch of money in the process.

She runs and rides like new. Looks great too!

Thanks RockAuto!

Dennis in Arkansas

 

Share Your Hard Work

Do you purchase parts from RockAuto? If so, RockAuto would like to feature you & your car or truck in our monthly newsletter. New, old, 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, and what parts from RockAuto you have used.

 

 

Let RockAuto Help

Are you organizing a car show or other auto related event?

Are you organizing a car show or other auto related event? From goody bag stuffers to gift certificates...we can help. We can even publicize your event in our newsletter.

Just send us an email with information about your show.

 

 

Automotive Trivia Answer

Automotive Trivia

Which material is used to construct the floor pan in late model Corvettes?

Answer: C. Since 1997 the Corvette floor has been a balsa wood core wrapped in various plastic and carbon fiber composites.

Back up to trivia question

 

 

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