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A Guide to Locating Factory Parts

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Most owners of older cars reach the point where they need a replacement part, but no one seems to have it, or stores have generic parts that might or might not fit. It helps to remember that almost every Chrysler made part has a part number on it. Types of part numbers include:

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    #######--A seven digit part number, usually starting with the digit 4 or 5 - found on nearly every part.
  • XX-##XXX--A seven code combo where the Xs represent letters and the # are numbers, usually used on interior trim.
  • ##-###-####--Book part numbers, found on Chrysler printed materials (one exception is the Mopar Performance catalog, which has a seven digit part number).


Now that I have a part number, where do I order it?

Your dealer can order it.

I don't live by a dealer, or I don't want to pay their prices, where can I order it online?

There are dealers who sell online [see the Allpar online-dealer comparison]. Typically they charge 25% off list; some dealers sell at higher than list prices. However, they also add shipping charges, usually far in excess of actual shipping costs, and have high restock fees for returns.

Where can I search for more dealers that may have it (can't order online)?

You can search for dealers that may or may not have an online order form for your part at
Which websites accept which part number?

Most online dealers accept the XX-##XXX series code (go to the OEM/replacement parts page since many dealers sell Mopar add-ons, and the two systems are usually separate) or the seven digit codes. If they don't have it listed, call or e-mail them with the description of the manual or part number you need.
What if I want a decal whose part number wasn't on the decal?

Search at for your part number (or call / speak to a local dealer). You can cross reference their part numbers with the other sites listed above.
My part number looks different - what's wrong?

Some part numbers may look like #######AA, or AB, etc. The extra letters at the end indicate a revision, and you may actually want a different, newer part; see the next section.
The sites listed above will also find these part numbers.

Eight-digit part numbers are often key-related such as blanks and transmitters, or refrigerant oil.
Part numbers with letters in front often describe what they are, such as WB###### for a wiper blade or B###### for a belt. Sometimes they seem to be there just to confuse you.
What if my part number is not listed in any of the above databases?

Often Chrysler updates their part numbers. Check to see if the system says the ####### has been superseded by #######. Use the latter number in all databases.
What if my part number is not visible?

Go to or to see if they have it in their database.

What if I want to buy at a local parts store?

AutoZone and NAPA have part number translators. For cross-referencing, AC-Delco is excellent, as is Rock Auto. ("Factory" replacement parts are sometimes made to a higher standard, with better testing than some aftermarket parts. Critical suspension parts may be best obtained from dealers. In some cases, there can be numerous shock absorbers or other parts from Chrysler, with a single aftermarket substitute part, which means that the aftermarket supplier is not tuning for each vehicle or setup.)
What kinds of parts can I get with part numbers?

You can get NOS (New Old Stock) items, such as original carpets; rare things such as a Chrysler Maserati TC training video for Betamax; jacks, carpets, seats, decals, labels, and rare accessories. Without these part numbers the chances of finding the above would be slim to none. You can make sure you are getting the correct part.
How do you know so much about part numbers?

I don't work for any dealer, so this is just what I learned by searching myself. I search so much that I have a part number list just for my Omni. (Link broken)
Webmaster note: There are parts replacement guides, formerly in book form, then on CD/DVD. Wrecking yards often have parts interchange books, especially for body parts.

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