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  • Aftermarket part problem

    Posted by Chester Bulat on August 19, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Just venting, it is about everyday now that we get parts that do not fit properly or you have to modify them to work. Or you try to get parts for a 10 year old car from the dealer and they tell you that the parts are no longer available. Front sway bar links are about 4 threads to short, becomes two man job, fuel injector lower seals are to big, not available thru ford unless you buy the injector. Outer tie rods that have no threads for the fittings, could go on and on, front caliper hardware clips that are to big. End result is time  wasted, lowers production, bottom line hurt.

    mike710 replied 7 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • tomking

    September 2, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    I think this is what we get for having everything come from China

  • mike710

    September 24, 2014 at 12:47 am

    This why i have been constantly surveying techs about their thoughts on part quality. We are very careful when selecting aftermarket parts. Occasionally we still run into fitment and function problems.