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Another Happy Customer!


Dear RockAuto,

I would just like to say that you guys are great! I ordered exterior mirrors for my little '98 Chevy S10 on a Wednesday afternoon and got them on Friday morning the same week! Not only that, but your prices were the best online and locally.

I am a do it yourself kinda girl and I will definitely be ordering from you again.

Thank you very much,
Christine in Georgia

 

Upcoming Events
If you would like your event featured here, e-mail us with details.

New York PT Cruiser Owners Car Show
6/1/2007
Jamesville, NY
e-mail

Cruisin' the Ouachitas
6/2/2007
Mena, AR
e-mail

Krusin Klassics Fun Run 2007
6/1 - 6/2/2007
Escanaba, MI
e-mail

Quebec Car Show
6/3/2007
Waterville, Quebec
e-mail

Peggy Sue Car Show
6/7 - 6/10/2007
Santa Rosa, CA
e-mail

Friday Nite Strawberry Festival Car Show
6/8 - 6/10/2007
Crawfordsville, IN
e-mail

Found Caravan Corvette Club Show
6/8 - 6/10/2007
Saranac Lake, NY
e-mail

Quad Cities Cruisers Open Run 25th Anniversary Car Show
6/10/2007
Bettendorf, IA
e-mail

Helper City Outlaw Car Show
6/16/2007
Helper, UT
e-mail

Idlers Car Show
6/16/2007
Flora, IN
e-mail

Bringin' Back Memories Car Show
6/16/2007
Beaumont, TX
e-mail

Northeast Muscle Car Club Show
6/25/2007
Philadelphia, PA
website

Classic Glass Corvette Club Car Show
6/30/2007
Cheyenney, WY
e-mail

 

 

 

Summer Is Here...Is Your Car Ready?

Checking air filter

Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer and the time of year to start thinking about all of the maintenance you have been putting off over the winter.

Now is a good time to give your belts, hoses, brakes, filters, chassis, electrical, and suspension components a good look over to help increase fuel economy, reliability, and safety for the upcoming summer driving season. You will find all of the parts you need in the RockAuto catalog.

 

 

More New Parts

Uro Parts

Need a water pump for your Porsche? Need a strut mount for your Jaguar? Need a shift knob for your Mercedes? Need door handle trim for your Land Rover?

Üro Parts is a leading manufacturer of replacement parts for BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, MG, Mini, Porsche, Saab, Volvo, and Triumph. Electrical, engine, chassis, air conditioning, body, interior parts, and more from this premium manufacturer are now available at RockAuto.

 

 

Bosal Exhaust

Bosal Exhaust offers coverage for over 2,800 import makes and models, from Acura to Volvo. All Bosal systems, mufflers, and catalytic converters are made to fit vehicle-specific requirements for backpressure, emissions, sound levels, and sensors. Designed and built for long-life reliability, Bosal replacement exhaust systems are made with 16-gauge tubing and are fully aluminized.

 

Autoline

Autoline Fuel System Components are now available at RockAuto. Autoline premium remanufactured parts include fuel injectors, TBI injectors, multi port throttle bodies, and throttle bodies.

Some of the features of Autoline parts include:

  • Installation instructions and technical bulletins are included with the product to aid in installation.
  • Every product is completely tested under simulated operating conditions prior to packaging.
  • All AutoLine products are precision remanufactured using original equipment castings.

 

 

New RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Need an easy way to keep up to date on new parts for your car? RockAuto now has vehicle specific RSS feeds. You will receive an alert when a new part is added to the catalog for your vehicle. Click on the RSS button to the right of your vehicle's engine type to subscribe.

Vehicle Specific RSS Link

To learn more about RSS feeds, visit the RockAuto RSS FAQ page.

 

 

Tech Tip / 1993 Ford Escort LX Stabilizer Bar Link Replacement

From the pages of the RockAuto Part Advice Wiki where you can find many useful tips like this one.

Diagnosis and Part Selection Advice:
How did you know this part needed replacement? Why did you choose a certain brand/part number?
When I replaced my front brake pads recently, I noticed that the RF stabilizer bar had separated from the control arm - possibly due to age plus a Chicago springtime pot hole! The bolt had sheared adjacent to the head.

Spicer seemed to offer the most options including a "professional" grade kit. I opted to buy a complete kit for the front end and replace both sides.

Part Comments
What came in the box? Were additional nuts, bolts, sealant, etc. needed for the repair?
The RockAuto website has a nice photo showing the contents of the kit. The only thing I added was some grease on the bolts and nuts to hopefully help prevent rust.

Repair / Installation Tips:
Special tools needed? Have to remove other parts to reach this one? Any left-hand threads, sharp edges, messy fluids or other pitfalls to avoid?
On the RF side, the head of the bolt had already sheared, so with a little persuasion, everything came off easily. When I was installing the new parts, I had to use a jack to raise the control arm to straighten everything out. Install the bolt head on the control arm side and the nut on the stabilizer bar side on this car. (This is opposite from the instruction sheet received with the kit). You will need a 9/16" socket to tighten the nut and a 9/16" box wrench to hold the bolt head. Adjust the exposed threads to no more than 3/4".

The LF side bolt sheared off (on the nut side) as I was removing it. However, the plastic spacer would not separate easily from the assembly. I used vice grips to hold the plastic spacer and a 12 mm socket on a ratchet to loosen the bolt. Eventually the plastic spacer comes off and you are home free.

 

 

RockAuto Collector Magnets

Firebird

TVR

Thunderbird

Show off your vehicle and hard work to the world! Submit a photo of your car or truck to be considered for the next series of RockAuto Collector Magnets.

These magnets are sent to our customers worldwide and are given out at car shows and events.

Vintage or high tech street machine, trailer queen, or daily driver, all types are encouraged! Send a high resolution image and a short story about your car and what parts you have purchased from RockAuto to flamur@rockauto.com.

If your vehicle is chosen, we will make sure to send you plenty of magnets to share with friends and family, and make you the envy of your car club.

 

 

1962 Cadillac in England
Mark's Cadillac in Tamworth, England

I thought you would like to see my 1962 Cadillac.

She just had a full brake service done. The brake shoes, drums, cylinders, along with replacing all the brake pipe work. Also replaced the rear lower control arms and bushings.

The car has been in the UK for about three years....and what can I say...the feeling you get when you drive this fine lady is so good and the attention she draws from people of all ages is great!

We searched for almost ten years before we found her...I just love it. When we show the car it is amazing the number of people who just want to touch her and especially the rear fins. Most people are amazed at this piece of American automotive history.

Regards,

Mark Kibble (England)

 

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