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2001 Oldsmobile Alero, need to know name of part.


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m3t4lm4n222
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Jun 23, 2011, 11:25 PM

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero, need to know name of part. Sign In

Today I was driving my 2001 Oldsmobile Alero and I took a dip to fast. I looked underneath the front of my car and noticed the plastic piece underneath tore on the right side. I assume this piece is on there to protect the car from dips in the first place, but i've also been told its important for part of the A/C system. I was wondering what the correct name for this part is, if I ever decide to/need to replace it.


(This post was edited by m3t4lm4n222 on Jun 23, 2011, 11:33 PM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 24, 2011, 10:11 AM

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Re: 2001 Oldsmobile Alero, need to know name of part. Sign In

I think you are speaking of an "air dam" which does play a factor into directing airflow thru grille and damn things get broken all the time just on those cement parking bumpers if they use those where you are. Tons of them get broken but see if somehow you can find one used or call around for all I know they may be made aftermarket for less than a dealer would want. It's needed.

Depending on the "dip" that broke this there could be more damage but hope not,

T



m3t4lm4n222
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Jun 24, 2011, 12:29 PM

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Re: 2001 Oldsmobile Alero, need to know name of part. Sign In

I was also told it was an air dam, but I was looking on the internet and couldn't find anything about an 2001 oldsmobile alero air dam.


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 24, 2011, 1:10 PM

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Re: 2001 Oldsmobile Alero, need to know name of part. Sign In

IDK? The idea is to dam the air from going under car which created a slight vacuum forcing more thru grille. Names can be local too. Thinking..........maybe, lower air foil, spoiler (shouldn't be but maybe) - at any rate as said they didn't waste a dime putting on if it wasn't useful for something of course.

Most that come my way broken I just either take off as they are dragging the road or have pulled those push zip clips (don't know what others call those either) back in or I keep spares around. The worst ones with more damage are off for body work too so I don't buy them or do body work.
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Gotta love it - at least here I call where you read your speed a dash board but it's listed as an instrument panel and we mean the same thing. Just Google "That thingy under the bumper" and hit "do I feel lucky" and see what shows up - laugh. Ask a dealer how much it is if nobody else here has another name for it but I know what you mean,

T







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