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MAIN bearing and rod bearing is it the same thing? Where can I get inexpensive parts? And how do I know what kind, for 96 aurora standard or what? Man I am so confused. Please help Quick

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  • crystalroz1 Jun 29, 2009

    Thank you I do have a machanic but I have to buy the parts and I want to know a little about what I am talking about. I am a girl and guys Ive talked to act like I dont need to know. If I can jump back at them with a little tech knowledge that helps. I am on a very fixed budget as my husband is unemployed and I have to get my car fixed cheap as I can. So any help I can get I am very grateful, Thank you again

  • crystalroz1 Jun 30, 2009

    thank you I will

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Firstly, If you are asking these questions you may wish to get professional help to open up that engine bearing that are installed incorrectly will ruin your motor. but in case your just confuse.
The MAIN bearings are what the crankshaft turns on these in a casting in the engine block it's self. the ROD bearing is what the piston rods attach to the crankshaft with these are part of the piston assembly. and is no way come in direct contact with the Main bearings.
For inexpensive parts check either summit racing or Auto value they will steer you right. And for the last question what car it is doesn't matter as much as what engine configuration you have. They need to know the mileage , displacement, and transmission option. hope this helps.

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No it is not the same thing and it is a precision part that requires finding the right size. main bearing is the bearings that go in the journals of the crank and the rod bearings are the bearings that go on to the connecting rods that go on the crank.

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  • andrea d Jun 30, 2009

    I am not sure where you live but here where i live we have a place called costless auto parts, they are the cheapest most of the time, but what i would suggest you do is grab your phone book and get quotes from napa, shucks/checkers, so on and so forth, find out how much it is from each of the places and then you can also call your local wrecking yards and see if they have the part available. some places like shucks will do lowest price comparison, where if you can find it cheaper they will sell it to you at that price. the wreaking yard may have the part but you might have to pull it yourself. also check ebay and craigslist some times you can find people with parts or parts cars for even cheaper as the economy sucks so they are trying to make money. egsaust all of these options before you make a desicion as to where you are buying and how much you are willing to pay. when you deal with people from craigslist go check out the part and offer them 50 bucks less and see if you can get if for cheaper then what they are asking, doesn't always work but it doesn't hurt to try. just know that mechanics (shops) don't like to repair when you have your own parts because they don't make any money off of it. Does your husband have any mechanically inclined friends, or do you have family that knows how to work on cars? see if you can't work out some kind of deal with them. good luck and hope you get this worked out.

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