My locality: Minneapolis, MN (USA)
New to this group. Excuse if not the proper group to ask or if this is a
Time to think about fixing the car ('92 Subaru Legacy L 4WD non-turbo
stationwagon). Rust, broken trim, etc. The dealer wants lots for
replacement parts. The ones that I'm looking for this week are the
driver-side door panel speaker cover (just need the speaker cover, gray
color, and not the entire door trim panel), driver/left-side front fender,
and hood. I figured to hunt around the local salvage yards but they don't
have parts. Yeah, they might have crashed Subarus for parts but not as old
as mine (1992 model).
Looking for suggestions on how to find used parts for my Subaru. I have,
for example, submitted a request through http://www.usedpartslive.com/ but
that doesn't return anything definite. It spews out requests to several
junkers that then send an ambiguous response saying they have the part
(which is often just a template message where you then have to go to their
site to submit again, or you need to call them to find out if they really
have it). I would be willing to sacrifice the lowest price for the ability
to find out online if the part was in stock and get a price quote for it. A
local place would eliminate shipping costs, but online ordering would be
okay, too, if I could guarantee the part ordered was the correct one (paying
for shipping 3 times - once to deliver, again to return, and again to get
the correct part - could easily wipe out any cost savings versus getting the
part from the dealer).
I just replaced the driver-door lock cylinder. The dealer wanted $55. Got
it from a local Napa Auto Parts store for $21.
Just a heads up on the parts that I'm looking for:
- Speaker cover, driver-side front door (w/power windows), gray color.
- Left/driver-side headlight lens assembly (mine has yellowed).
- Left/driver-side front fender (to far rusted to bondo it).
- Hood (not sure if I want to bondo this or just replace the hood).
- Rear door outside latch (under horizontal Subaru plate).
- Rear door air lift struts.
- Wiper arms (all 3: 2 front, 1 rear).
- A/C parts (condensor, evaporator, etc.).
- Catalytic converters (front & rear).
- Engine computer ("check engine" light comes on repeatedly but testing
shows no codes).
- Exhaust oxygen sensor.
I'm in the USA. Although I would prefer a local place to pickup the parts,
having them shipped would be okay if the total price was still cheaper than
getting the parts from the dealer. International shipping would probably
destroy any cost savings (and maybe that's probably why the parts are pricey
through the dealer since they are ordering them from Subaru).
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