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Old 10-25-2013, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Prop Rod Retainer Clip--1994 Sidekick

Anyone have any luck sourcing this item? Tried RockAuto, but they only sell a generic clip. Couldn't find anything specific with a Google search or search of these forums. Mine finally caved in after 19 years of service and I got conked on the head.
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Suzuki Parts | OEM Suzuki Parts | Genuine Suzuki Parts, has them for $2.55 a piece.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Look up the part number (attached) and order it from a zuki dealer.

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Old 10-25-2013, 08:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks. Had I had a parts list, I would have done just that; no dealers within 100 miles of where I live, so I guess I'll have to pay that outrageous shipping charge which is 4X more than the part costs. Kind of like getting hit over the head twice.
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Thanks. Had I had a parts list, I would have done just that; no dealers within 100 miles of where I live, so I guess I'll have to pay that outrageous shipping charge which is 4X more than the part costs. Kind of like getting hit over the head twice.
And for that reason I wouldn't bother. Just keep an eye out in local CL & junkyards for one that may still have what you need.

It wouldn't bother me cuz once the hood is closed you can't see it. But patience can prevail at half the price (or less).
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And for that reason I wouldn't bother. Just keep an eye out in local CL & junkyards for one that may still have what you need.

It wouldn't bother me cuz once the hood is closed you can't see it. But patience can prevail at half the price (or less).
It's not really a matter of seeing it; the piece I need is the piece that connects the rod to the body and allows it to swivel and holds it in place. The problem with picking up a used one is that, due to age, it would probably break when you tried to separate it from the body. My guess is that piece is really only meant to be installed one time and once it's pressed into the hole in the body, it's not gonna come out until it breaks. So what I have now is a piece that's about half broken, meaning it will kind of stay in place, but a gust of wind and lookout!
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Go to AutoZone or whatever you have nearby and browse through their Dorman Help collection - if you can't find a rod clip, find a rubber grommet with the appropriate dimensions, it'll hold the prop in place.
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Thanks, Fordem. That's a great idea.
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You're welcome - and it's not my idea - it's how the rod on one of my other vehicles was from the factory.
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the piece I need is the piece that connects the rod to the body and allows it to swivel and holds it in place.
That wasn't clear in the OP, I thought it was the other end you were looking for.

Besides the grommet idea, you could check other cars (if you have one or a friends) to see if that might fit/work.
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