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I need to find out what the name of the front lower frame crossmember is called on a '96 Passat wagon. It's the one just to the front of the vehicle from the crossmember that has the front center motor mount on it. I can't locate it anywhere in diagrams & need to do a used part search for it, so need to know what it's called. thanks!

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