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ARA used parts guide
HEATING AND A/C SYSTEM
BRAKE SYSTEM
BUMPER
COOLING SYSTEM
DOOR
ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES
ENGINE DRIVE TRAIN
EXHAUST SYSTEM
FENDER
FRONT END ASSEMBLY
TAIL GATE
FUEL SYSTEM
HOOD
INSTRUMENT PANEL
LAMPS
MOVABLE GLASS
QUARTER PANEL
REAR BODY PANEL
REAR CLOSURE PANEL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM
ROOF PANEL
LIFT GATE
SEATS
STRUCTURAL PARTS
STEERING
SUSPENSION
TRIM HARDWARE
WHEEL
DOORS
DOOR SAMPLE DESCRIPTION LAYOUT
BUMPERS

ARA DAMAGE LOCATOR

Damage Locations always follow the same pattern: Front to back, top to bottom, left to right (as seen from driver's seat), in an "S" pattern, with locations for door handles and mirrors. Codes are location, damage, and hours. Example: "2D1" is a one hour dent in location 2. There may be a primary and secondary code per part, as in "2D1,4S2". If there is no damage on a part the code is 000 (as three zeros). Zero as a location indicates the entire panel, as in 0H4 (all over hail damage, 4 hours).

Damage Code Table

B = Burn
D = Dent
L = Lip
H = Hail
C = Crease
E = Bent
K = Buckle
J = Rip or Crack
R = Rust on Surface
P = Parking Lot Dings
S = Scratch-Surface Only
T = Paint Problem
000 = No Damage (all zero)

ARA USED PART GUIDE

February 16, 2000

Developed at the ARA Standard Guide to Used Parts

ARA Interchange Committee Notes

This standard is intended to promote commerce in used automotive parts and as a guide for interchange development. The Automotive Recycling Association's goal is to create a unified description of used parts, thereby promoting all forms of commerce in automotive recycling. This standard is designed for use across all electronic platforms and computer systems.

To reach this goal all parties selling, buying and installing used parts need the common language represented by this standard. Those developing products, services, interchange or evaluations containing used parts are encouraged to use the standard. The ARA has created this standard as an inclusive, cooperative effort between everyone interested in used automotive parts, interchange standards, and recycling.

For each used part assembly, this document gives a complete description of what is included with the assembly as delivered for reuse. In addition, there is a description of what is not included, but may be additionally available depending on how the source vehicle was optioned. There are comments and footnotes to clarify the reasons why the used part assembly is prepared for reuse in the way described.

HEATING AND A/C SYSTEM

Assembly
A/C Condenser
Heater, Vent, Air-Conditioning Housing (HVAC)
Blower Motor
Heater Core
Evaporator Core
Included Components
Core and Brackets permanently affixed to the Condenser
Housing Assembly and Integrated Sensors and Wires
Blower Motor and Fan to first electrical disconnect
Heater Core
Evaporator Core
Not Included,But May Be Available
Electrical Sensors, Switches, Valves, Dryers, Filters, Shrouds, and Cooling Motors
Blower Motor, Heater Core, Evaporator Core, and Removable Electrical Components
Case Assembly and Power Leads
Pipes, Hoses, Clamps and Cover
Pipes, Hoses, Clamps, Dryer and Filter
Comments
Note: Flush Condenser and change Dryer when servicing Refrigerant
N/A
N/A
N/A
A/C Dryer is a service part and is not sold used
ICAR UPCR Codes: AC01 go back to top of page

BRAKE SYSTEM

Assembly
Front Hub and Rotor
Rear Hub and Rotor
Hub
Front Or Rear Disc Caliper
Master Cylinder
Antilock Brake Assembly
Accumulator
Modulator
Pump Motor
Antilock Brake Electronic Control Module
Included Components
All variations of Front Brakes as removed including Rotors and Hub if attached to Rotor
All variations of Rear Brakes as removed including Drum and Rotor
See Suspension
Complete up to Hose
Master Cylinder Reservoir, Cap and Integrated Sensor
Accumulator, Modulator and Pump
Accumulator, not integrated with Modulator and Pump
Modulator, not integrated with Accumulator and Pump
Pump Motor, not integrated with Accumulator and Modulator
Wires to the first disconnect
Not Included,But May Be Available
Vehicles may not have Hub included if easily detached from assembly
Vehicles may not have Hub included if easily detached from assembly
N/A
ABS Sensor, Mounting Bracket or Support and Emergency Brake Cable
ABS System Brake Lines as detached from Master Cylinder
ABS Computer Mounting Bracket and Brake Lines
Mounting Brackets
Mounting Brackets
Mounting Brackets
N/A
Comments
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
ICAR UPCR Codes: BR11, BR51, BR71 go back to top of page

BUMPER

Assembly

Steel Bumper Front Or Rear
Rubber Fascia
Included Components
Guards, Pads, Unbolt Reinforcement, Energy Absorbers, Mounting Brackets, Lamps (if Bumper Mounted), End Caps, Step Plates, Fillers (if Bumper Mounted)
Cover, Absorber Pad, Unbolt Reinforcement, Lamps (if Fascia Mounted), End Caps, Fillers and Retainers if Fascia Mounted
Not Included,But May Be Available
Valance Panel or Air Dam are not included unless they are an integrated part of the Bumper Assembly
Valance Panel or Air Dam are not included unless they are an integrated part of the Bumper Assembly
Comments
Be aware of extra options such as fog lamps and extra brackets or trailer hitches.

Fascia mounted lamp options can change the shape of the entire part. Check for these before ordering.
ICAR UPCR Codes: BU01S, BU02P, BU11S/P, BU21, BU22 go back to top of page

COOLING SYSTEM

Assembly
Water Pump
Radiator
Electric Cooling Assembly
Fan Blade
Removable Fan Clutch
Fan Shroud
Cooling Motor
Included Components
Water Pump
Core, Tanks, Internal Oil Coolers and permanently affixed fixtures
Motor, Shroud, Integral Mounting Brackets, Fan Blade up to first disconnect
Integral Clutch
Fan Clutch
Shroud
Motor and Wire to first disconnect
Not Included, But May Be Available
Pulleys and Brackets
Shrouds, Cooling Motors, Hoses, Fittings, Electrical Sensors, Switches, Pressure Cap, Cooling Lines and Fan Blades
N/A
Removable Clutch
Fan Blade
N/A
Fan Blade, Shroud, Mounting Bracket
Comments
N/A
Some attached Sensors and Switches may be included but may not be required
The entire assembly is sold complete as removed from the radiator support.
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
ICAR UPCR Codes:CO01, CO11, CO21, CO22 go back to top of page

DOOR

Assembly
Door Left or Right, Front or Rear, Sliding, Cargo and Back Door
Included Components
Glass, as optioned,1 door-mounted weather-strips, regulator motor (if power), lock hardware (if power), outside handle, half of hinges if welded to door.
Not Included,But May Be Available
Moulding1, pillar-welded hinges, pillar-mounted weather-strips, lock cylinder, interior trim panel, pillar-mounted latch, mirror, wiring harness and in door safety restraints (seat belts).
Comments
Not enough is known about mirrors to permit the part to be properly included.2 Safety restraints (seat belts) in the door are not included because they are part of the interior trim, with color and option variations.3

See attached inventory description standard for option description codes.

See attached damage location standard for locating damage.
ICAR UPCR Codes:DO01, DO21, DO22, DO31S/A/P go back to top of page

ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES

Assembly
Battery
Starter
ECM (Electronic Control Module)
Included Components
Battery
Starter Integral Solenoid
ECM Unit and Wire to first disconnect
Not Included,But May Be Available
Cables
Non Integral Solenoid, Heat Shield
ECM Prom
Comments
Fuesable links, if present, are part of the cables.
N/A
In most cases the Prom should be exchanged with the one in the removed unit. Follow repair recommendations from the manufacture.
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ENGINE DRIVE TRAIN

Assembly
Engine Assembly
Engine and Transmission Mounts
Automatic Transmission
Manual Transmission
Transfer Case
Driveshaft, front or rear
Front Or Rear Integral Differential
Carrier Assembly
Front Or Rear Integral Differential, Independent Suspension
Included Components
Complete Engine as removed from the vehicle including Cylinder Heads as optioned
Complete Unbolted Unit
Converter, Electrical up to first disconnect
Electrical up to first disconnect
Complete with Internal Electronics up to first disconnect
Complete to Axle and includes CV-Joint, U-Joint and Slip Yoke
Housing to Backing Plates or Knuckles, Axles, Internal Gears, Electronic Control Units to first disconnect and Pinion Flange
Complete Gear Set and Case with Non-removable Stub Axles and Flanges
Housing, Non-removable Axles, Internal Gears, Electronic Control Units to first disconnect and Pinion Flange
Not Included,But May Be Available
Alternator-Pulley-Regulator, Alternator Wiring Harness, Power Steering Pump, Power Steering Hoses, Power Steering Reservoirs, Power Steering Pulley, Starter-Solenoid, Engine Mounts, Engine Mounted Igniter and Fuel System
Welded or Bolted on Frame or Body Brackets
Linkage and Cables
Shift Levers, Cables, Removable Clutch Housing, Clutch Slave Cylinder
Divider Housing (Transfer Case Adapter) and Externally Mounted Electronic Components (Shift Motor)
Pinion flanges are part of the axle assembly and not the drive line.
Removable Axles and External Electrical Control Units, Drums, Disks, Brake Hardware, Control Arms, Track Arms and Sway Bars
Removable Axles and External Electrical Control Units, Drums Disks, Brake Hardware, Control Arms, Track Arms and Sway Bars
Removable Axles and External Electrical Control Units, Drums, Disks, Brake Hardware, Control Arms, Track Arms and Sway Bars
Comments
Engines may require exchange of manifolds, fuel systems, or oil pans to be installed.
Engine Frame is a separate part.
External computers may be included in some cases.
N/A
Pinion flange may not match - change as needed.
N/A
Gear ratios will differ and will need to be matched. Companion Flange may not match - change as needed. Specify if locking is required. Front or Rear Integral Differential does not have drop out Carrier Assembly. Gears must be removed separately.
Gear ratios will differ and will need to be matched. Specify if locking is required. Companion Flange may not match - change as needed.
Gear ratios will differ and will need to be matched. Specify if locking is required. Companion Flange may not match - change as needed.
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EXHAUST SYSTEM

Assembly
Exhaust Manifold
Header Pipe
Included Components
Exhaust Manifold
Pipe, flanges, and connectors including Oxygen sensor, electrical up to first disconnect.
Not Included,But May Be Available
Tailpipe, Muffler, Header Pipe and Oxygen Sensors
Header pipes go between the exhaust manifold and the catalytic converter, and are after any turbo charger.
Comments
Catalytic Converters are typically not sold used because of Federal Clean Air Regulations, preventing reuse of untested units.
N/A
ICAR UPCR Codes:EX01, EX11 go back to top of page

FENDER

Assembly
Full Frame:Fender Left Or Right
Unitized Frame:Fender Left Or Right
Antenna
Included Components
Full Frame: Bolted on Inner Panel and Inner Skirt, Lamps attached on the side and Fender Mounted Splash Shields.
Unitized Frame: Lamps attached on the sides, Unboltable Inside Skirts, Extensions and Fender Mounted Splash Shields.
Complete antenna assembly.
Not Included, But May Be Available
Full Frame: Moldings, Extensions which are part of Header or Headlight and Antenna.
Unitized Frame: Inner Sheet Metal, Moldings, Extensions which are part of Header or Headlight and Antenna.
N/A
Comments
Extensions that are part of the Header and Headlight Assembly are not included with the Fender. Not enough information about Antennas is known to automatically select the correct part.
N/A
May be power or manual.
ICAR UPCR Codes:FR01S/A, FR11S/A, FR21P go back to top of page

FRONT END ASSEMBLY

Assembly
Front Section
Full Cut(4)
Partial Cut(4)
Header Panel
Grille
Included Components
Full Frame Vehicle: Front Bumper Assembly (see front bumper), Fender Left and right (see fender), Hood (see hood), Header Panel (see header panel), Grille (see grille), Valance Panel, Bolt-on Radiator Support, Radiator, Condenser and Attaching Filters.
Unitized Frame Vehicle: Including Cowl: All Inner Sheet Metal including Aprons/Rail beyond factory joints.
Excluding Cowl: Cut anywhere ahead of Firewall
Grille, Lamps, Lamp Doors (if Header Mounted) and Mounting Brackets.
Attaching Brackets, Lamps/Fillers (if Grille Mounted)
Not Included,But May Be Available
Frame Rails, Frame Horns, Sub-frame, Cross-members, Suspension Components, Molding(1), Ornaments, Bolted-on Parts on Inner Structure, Antenna and Equipment bolted to the Inner Fender Skirts, including the Engine Cooling Fan Assembly
N/A
Unitized Frame parts do not include rear portion of Frame Components
Molding (Emblem and Ornament)
Molding (Emblem and Ornament)
Comments
Moldings are not included because there is not enough information about the part to automatically select the correct one(1). Antennas are not included for the same reason
N/A
See ARA Standard Cut Lines Guide chart #1.
N/A
N/A
ICAR UPCR Codes:FE01S go back to top of page

FUEL SYSTEM

Assembly
Fuel Tank
Fuel Pump
Lines
Sending Unit
Tank Switch Valve
Included Components
Fuel Tank
Fuel Pump, Integral Sending Unit to first electrical disconnect
Lines to first disconnect
Non-integral with Pump
Valve and wiring up to first disconnect.
Not Included,But May Be Available
Fuel Lines, Tank Mounted Pump. Non-integral Filler Neck, Sending Unit and Mounting Straps
N/A
N/A
N/A
Switch and wires.
Comments
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Complete second fuel tank add on kits are available.
ICAR UPCR Codes: FU01, FU02, FU03, FU11, FU21 go back to top of page

HOOD

Assembly
Hood Panel
Hood Latch
Included Components
Insulator as optioned, Latches, Catches, Hinges if attached to Hood on removal
Safety catch, and mounting bracket.
Not Included, But May Be Available
Prop, Header or Core Support Mounted Latches and Catches, Moldings, Emblems and Ornaments
Release cable.
Comments
Emblems and Ornaments may be available, but there is not enough information about the part available to automatically select the correct one
N/A
ICAR UPCR Codes:HO01, HO11, HO21S/A/P go back to top of page

INSTRUMENT PANEL

Assembly
Dash Assembly
Instrument Cluster
Included Components
Complete removed Dash Assembly including all Vents, Switches and Face Plates not attached to the Sound System
Complete instrument cluster assembly including printed circuit board and lighting up to first disconnect.
Not Included,But May Be Available
Not included are the Radio Face Plate, Climate Control and any vehicle attached duct work, the Instrument Cluster, Air Bag Assembly, Dash Pad, Wiring Loom and Switches as they detach from the vehicle at their first disconnects.
Dash pad, speedometer cable, wiring harness, and dash assembly.
Comments
Radio Face Plate may or may not be part of the Radio depending on construction. Dash Wiring Loom is a separate part
N/A
ICAR UPCR Codes:IP01, IP11 go back to top of page

LAMPS

Assembly
Headlight:Composite
Headlight:Capsule Type
Headlight Mounting Panel
Included Components
Housing, Bezel, Lens and Trim
Housing (when serviced separately), Headlight Bulb, Bucket and Ring, Bezel, Park-light or Sidelight when contained within Bezel.
Headlight Adjustment Mechanism
Not Included, But May Be Available
Bumper Filler, Fender Extensions, Non Integrated Wire Harness, Printed Circuits and Headlight Bulb.
N/A
Brackets, Headlight Assembly, Park-lights and Grille
Comments
Wire Harness and Snap Out Printed Circuits are sold as a separate part
N/A
N/A
ICAR UPCR Codes:LA01, LA11, LA21, LA22, LA23, LA31, LA32 go back to top of page

MOVABLE GLASS

Assembly
Glass:Door
Glass:Quarter
Included Components
Trim (as supplied by OEM), Wires to first disconnect, Riveted Parts and Adhesively Attached Parts.
Trim (as supplied by OEM), Wires to first disconnect, Riveted Parts and Adhesively Attached Parts.
Not Included,But May Be Available
Handles, Hinges, Mirrors, Deflectors, Window Regulators and any Bolted-on parts
Handles, Hinges, Deflectors, Window Regulators and any Bolted-on parts
Comments
Rivets may need to be removed and replaced to facilitate installation
Rivets may need to be removed and replaced to facilitate installation
ICAR UPCR Codes:MG01, MG11, MG21, MG31, MG32, MG41, MG51 go back to top of page

QUARTER PANEL

Assembly
Quarter Panel (Section) Left Or Right
Quarter Trim Left or Right
Included Components
All Inner Sheet Metal, Extensions, Fuel Door as optioned, Lock Pillar, Mud Guards or Fillers if attached and attached Side Lamps.
Trim, clips, and end caps.
Not Included,But May Be Available
Moldings, Interior Trim, Safety Restraints, Fuel Tank or Neck and any Rear Facing Lamps.
Glue on trim or decals.
Comments
Rear Facing Lamps are a separate part. See ARA Standard Cut Lines Guide.
Trim is identified by part numbers.
ICAR UPCR Codes:QT01S/A/P, QT11S/A go back to top of page

REAR BODY PANEL

Assembly
Short Rear Body Assembly
Long Rear Body Assembly And Roof
Included Components
Both Quarters, Rear Body Panel, Inner Structure, Trunk Lid, Lamps, Reflectors and Bumper. In Uni-Body Vehicles the Rail Structures are included.
Both Quarters, Roof, Rear Body Panel, Inner Structure through the floor, Truck Lid, Lamps, Trunk Lid, Reflectors, Bumper and Glass (as optioned1)
Not Included,But May Be Available
Fuel Tank, Roof Rack, Spare Tire Carrier, Rear Suspension, Antenna, Glass, Seats, Interior Trim, Safety Restraints, Moldings, Spoilers, Luggage Racks1 and Full Frame Car Frame Section.
Fuel Tank, Roof Rack, Spare Tire Carrier, Rear Suspension, Antenna, Seats, Interior Trim, Safety Restraints, Moldings and Spoilers.1
Comments
In Full Frame Vehicles the Frame Rails are not included.
In Full Framed Vehicles the Frame Rails are not included. Glass as optioned means that all Glass is delivered as Source Vehicle was built and Glass type must be verified to get correct delivery.1
ICAR UPCR Codes:RB01S/A go back to top of page

REAR CLOSURE PANEL

Assembly
Deck Lid & Tailgate
Included Components
Lid-Mounted weather-strips, Lid-Mounted Latches, Locks, Half of Hinges if welded to Lid, Lamps or Reflectors is Lid Mounted, Defogger (if Optioned), Wiper or Wiper Motor (if optioned), Glass as optioned1, Defogger (if optioned), Wiper/Wiper Motor (if optioned), Glass weather-strip, Gate-Mounted weather-strips, Gate-Mounted Latches, Locks, Gate-Mounted Lamps or Reflectors, or Exterior Trim Panels, License Bracket and half of Hinges if Bolted-on
Not Included,But May Be Available
Mouldings1, Fillers, Lock Cylinder, Interior Trim Panels, Rear Body Panel-Mounted Latches/Locks, Wiring Harness, Spoilers, Luggage Racks and Spare Tire Carrier
Comments
Spare Tire Carriers are a separate part4. Variations in body option codes do not permit the correct Spoilers and Luggage Racks to be supplied3
ICAR UPCR Codes:RC01SA/P, RC11S/A/P, RC21S/A/P, RC31S/A/P go back to top of page

RESTRAINT SYSTEM

Assembly
Seat Belt (Motorized Assembly)
Airbag
Tensioners - Active Unit
Integrated Rear Safety Seat
Seat Belt (Non-Motorized)
Included Components
Belt, Retractor Unit, Motor up to first electrical disconnect and Track Assembly
Airbag Module, Cover as optioned
N/A
N/A
Seat Belt and Retractor Unit
Not Included,But May Be Available
N/A
Cover Non-Integrated, Clock Spring Sensor, Computer, Color as needed
N/A
N/A
N/A
Comments
Color as optioned
Color as optioned
N/A
Since it is an integrated part of the Rear Bench Seat, the Bench Seat must be purchased for this option
Color as optioned
ICAR UPCR Codes:RE01, RE11, RE21, RE22, RE31, RE32, RE41, RE51 go back to top of page

ROOF PANEL

Assembly
Roof
Included Components
Sunroof Panel or Glass as optioned with weather-strips, Motor, Roof Rails and Roof Panel Track Mechanism. Sunroof Exterior Metal Panel or Glass
Not Included,But May Be Available
Drip or Scalp Moundings1, Headliner, Safety Restraints, Back Glass, Windshield, T-Top, Vinyl Covering and Luggage Rack
Comments
T-Tops are separate parts.4 Not enough information about Vinyl Roof Covering options is known to supply the correct part.2
ICAR UPCR Codes:RO01S/A, RO02S/A, RO11 go back to top of page

SEATS

Assembly
Seat
Track
Included Components
Seat and Track if integral, Integrated Power Track, Motor and Controls if on Seat. Seat Belts and Retractors made into Seat.
Integrated Motor, Transmission Cables, Electrical Wiring up to first disconnect.
Not Included,But May Be Available
Seat Track if removable, Controls if not part of Seat, Seat Belts if not part of Seat.
Seat and Controls that are not part of Track Assembly.
Comments
N/A
N/A
ICAR UPCR Codes:SE01, SE11 go back to top of page

STRUCTURAL PARTS

Assembly
Complete Bare Frame
Bolted Radiator Core Support
Welded Radiator Core Support
Side Rail Assembly
Rocker Panel
"A"-Pillar
"B"-Pillar
"C" "D" Pillar - See Quarter Panel
Removable Sub-Frame (Engine Cross-member)
Cross-member (Removable)
Included Components
Bare Frame
Radiator Core Support
Upper & Lower Tie Bars and Side Panels
Rail, (upper), Front Strut Tower & Apron, Rail (front lower)
Complete Assembly
Front Door Hinge Pillar including partial W/S Pillar, Cowl, Rocker, Welded on Door Hinge
Center Pillar Assembly to Roof Partial Rocker Panel and Floor Panel as needed
N/A
Removable Sub-Frame or Engine Cross-member for the Engine
Cross-member (removable)
Not Included,But May Be Available
Bolted-on Components and Cross-members, Engine Mounts, Transmission Mounts
N/A
Partial upper & lower Unibody Side Rails & Aprons for Welded Units
Upper Wheel House Extension, Radiator Support, Front Panel, Battery Tray, Lower Reinforcement, Support Assembly, Apron Assembly
Pillar Assemblies with Molding and Retainer, Rocker Panels, Pillars
Exact dimensions are as required
Roof Panel, Rockers and Floor Panel
N/A
Sway Bars, Torsion Bars, Suspension and Engine Mounts
Bolted-on Brackets and Mounts
Comments
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
See ARA Standard Cut Lines Guide - order as needed
See ARA Standard Cut Lines Guide - order as needed
See ARA Standard Cut Lines Guide - order as needed
N/A
Sway Bars are included only as optioned
N/A
ICAR UPCR Codes:SP01S/A, SP05S/A, SP06S/A, SP08S/A, SP11S/A, SP21S/A, SP22S, SP31S/A, SP41S/A, 51S/A, SP71S/A, SP91S/A go back to top of page

STEERING

Assembly
Steering Gear
Long Rack & Pinion
Short Rack & Pinion
Power Steering Pump
Knuckle/Spindle
Steering Column
Hub
Included Components
Steering Gear
Tie Rods and Ends Assemblies with Integral Electrical Controls up to first disconnect
With Integral Electrical Controls up to first disconnect
Pump, Reservoir if integral to Pump
Complete with Hubs as required
Column, Levers, Internal Wiring and Switches. Steering Columns are delivered as the Column is detached from the first disconnect to the Steering Gear, Cowl and Dash
See Suspension
Not Included, But May Be Available
Pitman Arm, Coupler, Intermediate Shaft and Mounting Brackets
Coupler and Mounting Brackets
Tie Rods, Tie Rod Ends, Couplers and Mounting Brackets
Bracket, Pulley or Reservoir Remote for Pump
N/A
Airbag Assembly is not included. Additional Wiring and Trim around the Dash Assembly. Ignition Key and Lock Cylinder may be included, but will need to be re-keyed. Steering Wheel may be included, but varies as optioned
N/A
Comments
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
If Knuckle/Spindle is part of Strut Assembly, it will fall under Strut Category
Column Wire Loom is included as optioned for Wipers, Lights, Radio and Speed Control
N/A
ICAR UPCR Codes:SR01, SR11, SR21, SR41, SR51 go back to top of page

SUSPENSION

Assembly
Strut (Front & Rear)
Coil Spring
Leaf Springs
Trailing Axle
Hub
Included Components
Spring and Mounting Plate with Integral Bushings or Spindle
Coil Spring
Leaf Spring and Bushings
Axle Spindle to Spindle, Control Arms, Track Bars
Hub, as removed from brake and knuckle assembly
Not Included, But May Be Available
Steering Spindle and Knuckle
N/A
Shackle, Frame Mounting Bracket, Spring Bolts, and U-Bolts
Drums, Discs, Brake Hardware, Attached Cables, Hydraulic Lines and Sway Bars
Lug Bolts, Knuckle Bearing, and related Brake Components
Comments
See Steering
N/A
N/A
Sway Bars are included only as optioned
Some Hubs separate from Brakes - these do not include Brake Parts. Others do not and in this case the Brakes are included.
ICAR UPCR Codes:SU01, SU11, SU21, SU31, SU41, SU51 go back to top of page

TRIM HARDWARE

Assembly
Exterior Mirror
Included Components
Housing, attached hardware, Manual Controls and Cable Wiring to first disconnect.
Not Included, But May Be Available
Wiring past first disconnect, Mirror Control if removable, Bolts and Gasket.
Comments
Mirrors have many options, and must be ordered accordingly.
ICAR UPCR Codes:TH41 go back to top of page

WHEEL

Assembly
Wheel
Tire
Included Components
Wheel
Tire
Not Included,But May Be Available
Trim Ring and Cap
Wheel, Hubcap, Wheel Cover
Comments
Styled Wheels as optioned
N/A
ICAR UPCR Codes:WH01S/A go back to top of page
Footnotes:

1. As optioned means the part will be delivered with the options of the source vehicle. If the vehicle on which the part is to be installed has different options, these changes are the responsibility of the party having the work done.

2. On many part types the proper options installed on a particular vehicle may not be easy to determine. Manufactures routinely install parts which have significant variations without making a record of the change. In the case of mouldings variations with in single production run is not uncommon. Auto Recyclers may be able to closely match what is needed. In order for a Recycler to supply this service a detailed description of what is required must be supplied. The Recycler can only guarantee that the major assemblies will fit and work without this additional information.

3. Automatic selection of many optional parts is not possible with the limited information currently supplied by the automated systems. Work is underway to increase the flexibility of the systems now in use. Until there are improvements, those that are having the work done must be responsible for making additional information available to the Automobile Recycler.

4. Some parts, although they are attached to the part in question are sold as separate items. There are several conditions which cause this to be true. Some parts have too high of a demand as a separate item, which if included would raise the cost of the primary part above that established in the market. Other parts, if sold with the primary part will adversely affect the value of yet another item. Finally, some parts have so many options involved in their manufacture that including them on the primary part reduces that part's utility.



Standard Inventory Management System Descriptions

WINDSHIELD GLASS COLOR, TINT, and SHADE DESCRIPTIONS


The ARA standard for identification of all glass items, including windshields is based on the manufacture's own numbering system written on the glass. In the corner of any automotive glass are both the manufacture's mark and the "M Code". This code uniquely describes the color, coating, and tinting of the glass. Use both the maker's mark and the "M Code" in the inventory description. To match a glass, compare the code in the inventory to the code on the customer's vehicle. Always refer to the M Codes written on a like glass from the same vehicle.

ANTENNA CODES



WA With Antenna WH With Heat
NA No Antenna NH No Heat

Example: WA,NH in a description field of a windshield would denote that it has an antenna and is not heated

TRANSMISSIONS



Each transmission inventories will have two codes, each two letters long. It will separate transmission by how they are cooled and if they are automatic or manual shift.

MT Manual Transmission EC Engine Transmission Oil Cooler
AT Automatic Transmission NC No Engine Cooler

Example: AT,NC in a description field of a transmission would denote an automatic transmission that does not have an engine oil cooler

AXLE ASSEMBLY

Each axle assembly is given two codes. The first code is the axle ratio of the axle assembly and the last code denotes if the axle is a locking (limited slip) or non-locking type.

Type Code:

N-Non-Locking Axle Assembly
L-Locking Axle Assembly

Example: "3.08,N" in a description of an axle assembly will denote a non-locking axle with a 3.08 ratio

DOORS



Doors are given a field consisting of four codes in twelve spaces. The first code denotes the window lift type.

The second code deals with the glass colors. The next denotes the lock type and the final code describes the type of mirror, if included.

Lift Codes:

P Power Window Lift
M Manual Window Lift

Glass Color Codes: Refer to M Codes written on the glass

Lock Type Codes: PL Power Locks, ML Manual Locks Mirror Type Codes: Space 9, Space 10, Space 11, Space 12, S Sail Type, P Painted, P Power, H Heated , R Rally Type, B Black, M Manual, N No Heat, P Plain, C Chrome, R Remote, NOM No Mirror on Door

Example: P,PL,SPMN on a door would denote a power lift window, power locks and a manual painted non-heated sail mirror

DOOR SAMPLE DESCRIPTION LAYOUT

BUMPERS



Bumpers are given two codes. The first denotes the type of bumper and the last gives the pad and guard combinations. Note that painted types include plastic bumpers

Type Codes:

C = Chrome
P = Painted

Pad and Guard Codes:
PD = Pad
GD = Guards
PG = Pads and Guards
PL = Plain
EC = With End Caps

Example: C,PG in a bumper description would denote a chrome bumper with pads and guards

LIFT GATE



Lift gates are defined as a rear gate that opens upward, hinged at the top, as compared to a tail gate which opens downward and has hinges at the bottom or side. These are given three codes, the first of which denotes the glass color. The second code describes whether or not there is a wiper and the final code denotes if the gate has heated glass.

Glass Color Codes: Refer to the M codes written on the glass

Wiper Codes:
WW = With Glass Wiper
NW = No Wiper

Heat Codes:
WH = With Heat
NH = No Heat

Example: NW,NH in a lift gate description would denote no wiper and no heat

TAIL GATE

Tail Gates are defined as opening downward, or sideways and are hinged on the bottom or side, as compared to the gate which opens upward. The tail gate has three codes just like the lift gate.

Glass Color Codes: Refer to the M codes written on the glass

Lift Codes:
P = Power Window Lift
M = Manual Window Loft
Heat Codes:
WH = With Heated Glass
NH = No Heated Glass

Example: P,NH on a tail gate description would denote a power window regulator and no heat