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The rear most roof support structure on an SUV, minivan or wagon.
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The amount that auto manufacturers provide to auto dealers for each new vehicle that is sold.
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Trim has been removed from the trunk.
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The diesel engine, named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to the mechanical compression; thus, the diesel engine is a so-called compression-ignition engine.
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A mixture formation system for internal combustion engines that run on gasoline(petrol), where fuel is injected into the combustion chamber.
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The measure of the cylinder volume swept by all of the pistons of a piston engine, excluding the combustion chambers.
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On a serpentine belt system, the spring loaded pulley that keeps proper belt tension on the pulleys for all engine accessories.
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A rotating shaft which transmits torque in an engine.
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The group of components of a motor vehicle that deliver power to the driving wheels.
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A written gaurantee on the performance of a vehicle's transmission, driveshaft, axles, and wheels (not including the engine) for a specified time.
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An automated manual, "Direct-Shift Gearbox" with two clutches instead of a traditional torque converter found in an automatic transmission. When one gear is engaged the next is automatically pre-selected.
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