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Car Parts Glossary

Fluff-free car components and repair explanations, together with pictures indicating their location on your vehicle.

Chassis

Brakes

  • ABS control module
  • ABS wheel speed sensor
  • Brake booster
  • Brake caliper
  • Brake drum
  • Brake fluid
  • Brake hose
  • Brake master cylinder
  • Brake pad
  • Brake rotor
  • Brake shoe

Steering

  • Ball joint
  • Power steering hose
  • Power steering pump
  • Rotate tires
  • Steering gearbox
  • Steering rack
  • Tie rod inner
  • Tie rod outer
  • Wheel alignment

Suspension

  • Ball joint
  • Rotate tires
  • Shock absorber
  • Strut
  • Strut bearing
  • Sway bar end link
  • Track rod
  • Wheel alignment

Driveline

  • Clutch cable
  • Clutch slave cylinder
  • Crankshaft
  • Differential
  • Drivetrain
  • Universal joint
  • Half shaft
  • Transfer case
  • Haldex fluid/filter

Wheel Bearings

  • Wheel bearings

Wheels & Tires

  • Tire rotation
  • Feathering
  • Flat spots
  • Underinflation
  • Overinflation
  • TPS
  • Run Flat
  • Emergency Wheel

Electrical

Battery & Alternator

  • Battery replacement
  • Charging system

Lights & Bulbs

  • Headlamp bulb

HVAC

  • AC compressor
  • AC condenser
  • AC evaporator
  • AC recharge
  • Air conditioning diagnosis
  • Cabin air filter
  • Heater blower motor
  • Heater blower motor resistor

Fuses & Relays

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Wipers

  • Windshield washer pump
  • Wiper motor

Infotainment System

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Powertrain

Engine Mechanical & Electrical

  • Glow plug
  • Ignition switch
  • Oil pan
  • Oil pump
  • Overheated engine
  • Rear main seal
  • Timing belt
  • Vacuum leak
  • Ignition cap
  • Ignition wire set
  • Starter
  • Camshaft
  • Cylinder head gasket
  • Drive belt
  • Ignition coil
  • Ignition system
  • PCV valve
  • Spark plug

Engine Management & Sensors

  • Throttle body
  • Throttle position sensor
  • Engine oil light diagnosis
  • MIL
  • MAP Sensor
  • Knock Sensor
  • MAF Sensor (Mass airflow sensor)
  • Check engine light
  • Limp mode

Exhaust & Emissions

  • Canister purge valve
  • Catalytic converter
  • Charcoal canister
  • Exhaust manifold
  • Exhaust manifold gasket
  • Fuel tank pressure sensor
  • Map Sensor
  • MAF Sensor

Transmission

  • Automatic transmission
  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Clutch
  • Manual transmission
  • Transmission

Fuel System

  • Fuel system
  • Injectors
  • Fuel pump
  • Pressure regulator
  • Pressure sensor
  • Fuel rail
  • Diesel injection pump
  • Fuel filter

Coolant System

  • Coolant
  • Coolant leak diagnosis
  • Engine cooling system
  • Heater core
  • Heater hose
  • Radiator
  • Radiator/cooling fan
  • Radiator hose
  • Water pump
  • Thermostat

Body & Paint

Air Bags & Safety Belts

  • Clock spring
  • Impact sensor
  • Seat occupancy sensor
  • Seat belt pretensioners

Windows & Mirrors

  • Door window motor
  • Door window regulator

Handles, Locks & Latches

  • Power door lock actuator

Seating

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Trim

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Paintwork

  • Oxidization