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  1. The ignition coil pack for a 2003 mercury sable looks like this: You can look up parts on this site: http://www.showmetheparts.com/catalog.html
  2. Do these wheel aligner clamps replace or work with certain brands of wheel alignment machines as replacements? Based on your facebook page and the quantities you sell vs discount, you should be contacting wheel alignment machine manufacturers to buy in those quantities.
  3. Alex

    I ordered from luxurychill.com

    What do they sell and what did you order?
  4. I have split your post out of the topic you replied to and created this new topic for you. Please keep this topic updated. Thank you.
  5. That's a great looking UTV!
  6. Take a look at this diagram: https://www.cheapestgmparts.com/auto-parts/2008/saturn/vue/xr-trim/3-6l-v6-gas-engine/emission-system-cat/emission-components-scat
  7. Alex

    Tire Rack

    Tire rack has been in business a long time. You can buy tires from them and have them shipped to a certified repair shop. https://www.tirerack.com/content/tirerack/desktop/en/deliver_installation.html
  8. That's an exhaust bracket that looks like it rusted off. It's either part of the body/frame or your actual exhaust. You'll have to take a look and see where it rusted off. Is your exhaust pipe hanging low or rattling?
  9. Alex

    R134A

    R-1234yf , check out this article http://www.underhoodservice.com/underhood-update-on-r-1234yf-refrigerant/
  10. The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series opens the season with the Advance Auto Parts Clash tonight at 8 p.m. Before we get going with the Clash, there is a full slate of action happening at Daytona International Speedway today. FOX Sports brings all of the action from Daytona today on FS1, FS2, and FOXSportsGo. The cars take the track at 11:30 a.m. ET for the first Daytona 500 practice session that runs until 3:25 p.m. A half-hour edition of “NASCAR Race Hub” follows to lead you into the ARCA race at 4:00 p.m. “NASCAR RaceDay” revs up at 6:00 p.m. to prepare you for the Clash at 8:00 p.m. Here’s everything you need to know to get ready for the Advance Auto Parts Clash: Green flag: 8:25 p.m. ET Format: 75-lap/187.5-mile, two-segment race. A competition caution on Lap 25 will separate the segments. Track size: 2.5 miles Grid size: 17 cars (2016 pole winners, playoff drivers, past Daytona 500 poles winners) Forecast: Overcast skies, 67 degrees, 35 percent chance of showers, storms Presentation of colors: Embry-Riddle Naval ROTC Invocation: Sonny Gallman, Central Baptist Church in Daytona Beach National Anthem: Candace Walker of Orlando, Fla. Command to start engines: Marcus Herman, Owner of Triangle Auto of Merritt Island. Honorary Pace Car driver: Courtney Force, NHRA driver Front Row: Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin (selected by random draw, not fastest lap) Source: https://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/everything-you-need-to-know-for-the-advance-auto-parts-clash-021817
  11. May 17, 2018—Hedges & Co., a digital marketing agency serving the automotive aftermarket, has published its annual automotive parts & accessories forecast for online retailing. The new forecast shows online auto parts sales in 2018 will be more than $10 billion. The agency predicts the automotive aftermarket will continue its dramatic shift to digital as online retail sales of auto parts and accessories in 2018 will exceed $10 billion for the first time, posting a 16.3 percent increase over 2017, with more than $5 billion of that occurring on mobile phones. Hedges & Co. forecasts online sales of auto parts to reach nearly $16 billion in 2021. Hedges & Co. also forecasts nearly $138 billion in retail sales in 2018 through all sales channels—including traditional retail channels—will be influenced by the Internet, due to online activity by consumers and service professionals. This influence comes from consumers doing online research before buying a part, reading information and checking fitment on a manufacturer’s website, being exposed to online advertising, reading product or reseller reviews, going to automotive forums, or using search engines. The four most popular methods of online research used by consumers before buying are using search engines like Google or Bing (74 percent of all consumers), visiting online auto parts retailer websites (73 percent), visiting manufacturer websites (57 percent) and visiting automotive forums (47 percent). Online activity will influence nearly $152 billion in parts and accessory sales through all retail channels—chain retail stores, automobile dealers, big box retailers, local independent brick & mortar retailers, jobbers, as well as online sales—by 2021. Online sales include online retailers, as well as the growing trend of manufacturers selling direct to consumers (DTC). Source: https://www.ratchetandwrench.com/articles/6332-online-auto-parts-sales-forecasted-to-break-10b-in-2018
  12. That's good news, sounds like you found your issue!
  13. Banging the steering column would make me think that the ignition switch is faulty. Maybe its a coincidence? Could it be an issue with your starter? Is the solenoid clicking at all? Could be that the starter is landing when shut off on a low spot and tapping it with a hammer sometimes will get it to start. If that's the case, you have a bad starter.
  14. Arch Auto Parts, an auto parts supplier in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, New York, has reported strong sales of OE-quality parts resulting from explosive growth in rideshare services Uber, Lyft, Juno and Via, and on-demand delivery services. In the past four years, NYC ride-hail app pickups have grown from zero to 15 million trips per month, according to NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) data, via toddwschneider.com. About half of NYC ride-hail pickups are in the outer boroughs, where taxis have historically been less prevalent. Ride-hail app services now make approximately 10 times more pick-ups than green and yellow taxis combined in the outer boroughs. The surge in Uber, Lyft and other commercial drivers is good news for Arch Auto Parts, which reports a spike in demand for competitively priced, OE-quality parts. To maintain their TLC license, vehicles used for Uber and Lyft must pass inspections at least every four months, so drivers stay on top of service and repairs and closely track expenses. Arch Auto Parts says it provides these independent contractors in-stock availability of OE-quality parts, at deep discount prices typically only available to commercial fleets. “Many Uber and Lyft drivers log more than 50,000 miles per year, so they quickly reach their vehicle manufacturer’s warranty limit. They still want OE-quality parts, but without the high dealer prices,” said Lucy Henner, Arch Auto Parts vice president of marketing. “These high-mileage drivers are opting for high-quality parts not only for better performance, but also to reduce their total service expenses. Labor charges are the biggest component of most repair bills. They don’t want to pay labor charges to service the car twice, when an OE-quality part will often last twice as long.” In New York City, ride-hailing services made 65 percent more pickups than taxis by late 2017, according to NYC TLC data. In January 2018, there were approximately 564,000 daily ride-hail app pickups, including Uber, Lyft, Juno and Via. Compared to 12,600 total yellow taxis dispatched per week in January 2018, there were 58,500 vehicles providing Uber service, many of which also work with Lyft, Juno, Via or other rideshare or delivery services. In Manhattan, taxis and ride-hail app services now make about the same number of trips. Strongest ride-hail growth is in Queens and Brooklyn. Based on data Uber provided the New York Times, more than 50 percent of NYC Uber rides originated outside Manhattan in 2017­, even excluding pickups from JFK and LaGuardia (LGA) airports. Over half of the areas where Uber reported big increases in pickups were in Queens, including St. Albans, South Jamaica, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, Rosedale, Bayside and Glendale. Long Island City, Queens now hosts major driver centers for Uber and Lyft, as well as a TLC office. Brooklyn has seen similar annual growth, with almost four times more weekly Uber pickups in the Flatlands neighborhood, and three times more pickups in Starrett City. Uber, Lyft, Juno and Via pickups from JFK and LaGuardia airports roughly tripled from 2016 to 2018. Ride-hail services and taxis now make about the same number of airport pickups. Arch Auto Parts stores near JFK and LGA airports report a similar increase in rideshare drivers at their stores. Arch Auto Parts offers drivers find the highest-quality national brands, including many of the OE parts that were specified and engineered for domestic and import vehicles on the assembly line. The company says customers who want to maintain or restore the comfort and performance of their vehicle often find parts from their vehicle’s OEM at Arch Auto Parts, including parts from Bosch, DENSO, Continental, Aisin, Arnott, Akebono, Delco, Motorcraft, NGK, Trico, Hella, Hengst, Chemours (formerly Dupont), Sylvania, TRW, VDO and more. For example, for Toyota Camrys, one of the most popular Uber vehicles, Arch Auto Parts stocks parts from the OEM for the radiator, compressor, alternator, starter, cabin filter, oxygen sensors (O2 sensors), brake pads, water pump, timing kits, freon refrigerant and more. With their Arch Loyalty discount, drivers typically save 15 to 40 percent over prices at other parts stores. Arch Auto Parts also has become one of the top choices for many independent contract drivers for delivery services, including Caviar, Uber Eats, DoorDash, Postmates and GrubHub. The company says delivery drivers appreciate the convenience of picking up car parts almost as fast as they pick up meals for delivery. Ninety percent of shoppers find the OE-quality parts they need in-stock at the counter at Arch Auto Parts, according to the company. Online shoppers will find most parts ready for in-store pick up in 30 minutes or less. Source: http://www.aftermarketnews.com/nyc-growth-of-ride-hailing-services-fuels-arch-auto-parts/
  15. It’s in every American’s blood to achieve more, do better, strive. (Well, most Americans. Everyone has that one cousin who doesn’t do a whole lot.) But in this hyper-aware, hyper-competitive world in which we live, I’d like everyone to do one, huge thing: less. Of everything. What? Yes, that’s right, less. You know that phrase you often hear when meeting new people and exchanging business cards, “I’m a jack of all trades, master of none?” That’s not a good thing. And I’m not sure why we hear it so much. I think it’s meant as a badge of honor. Or maybe it’s meant to be a sign of humility. But that person needs to listen to his or her own words and act on them. I don’t care how big your business is. Everyone is trying to do too much, be too much to too many other people and businesses. The signs are everywhere: Too few employees trying to do more and more complex tasks; companies offering myriad services, many of which seem impossible to accomplish them all well; half-completed projects; people chasing their tails, going after the shiny new ball of aluminum foil. What’s the result? Are your sales down? Do you feel like you’ve thrown everything you can at the wall and nothing is sticking? If so, I’m pretty sure it’s not the market: It’s you. Stop it. Stop trying to be everything, and watch your sales improve. Let’s get back to our customers and give them what they want and need. What’s the best way to do that? Listen to them. It isn’t any harder than that. The future is not in a web page, an app or an algorithm. Success is rooted in connecting with people, discovering their needs and providing them the products and services they need to do their business. It’s as simple as that. Source: http://www.counterman.com/stop-trying-to-do-too-much-and-watch-your-sales-improve/
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