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How do junkyards work?

Do you pay by the part that you need or just by a fee? Do most junkyards have benz's sitting around for spare parts or items?
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Do you pay by the part that you need or just by a fee? Do most junkyards have benz's sitting around for spare parts or items?
You pay through the nose.[:D]


seriously, most salvage yards sell by the part but will negotiate on a whole vehicle for parts if that is what you need. In ninety percent of the cases, you'll have to pull the part yourself. Sometimes they will sent a yard guy with you to "assist", though I suspect it's to keep everyone honest. They likely will not warrant anything and returns will be uncomfortable if allowed at all.

On a morbid note, the blackish splashed substance on the interior of some really bad wrecks is dried blood. I stay clear of that stuff. It gives me the creeps.

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RE: How do junkyards work?

I have not been to part salvage. but to my knowledge their are 2 types. First 1 being that they usually get wreaked cars and part out the parts, which they sell E.g. starter, lights Ac compressors and things of this nature. Second 2 type of salvage yards are the type have wrecked cars on them they usually charge you entrance fee and ask you to cash and carry.
The impressive thing is that most of these salvage parts are quite computerized and they will tell you the part and the price and if they carry it and if not which other salvage yard carries it. –You can probably call them first. Also check the price before you shop around. And negotiate.

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There was a place in town before the old neighborhood became yuppified. You would go in and ask for the part. If it was a body part they would ask, "What color do you want?". You would then come in the next day and lo and behold, there it was. I imagined alot of people walking to their car in the morning and wondering what happened to their rear quarter panel.

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RE: How do junkyards work?

The places I like to go have a fixed price list for parts you pull, it doesn't matter what make. All starters cost the same, for example. I just got a spare alternator and starter for my Benz for $13.00 each, and they were already removed, as the person who pulled the engine didn't take them.

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The places I like to go have a fixed price list for parts you pull, it doesn't matter what make. All starters cost the same, for example. I just got a spare alternator and starter for my Benz for $13.00 each, and they were already removed, as the person who pulled the engine didn't take them.
What the F! a starter for 15$. i got a refurblished starter form autozone for about 230-70for core that too for a chrysler
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The places I like to go have a fixed price list for parts you pull, it doesn't matter what make. All starters cost the same, for example. I just got a spare alternator and starter for my Benz for $13.00 each, and they were already removed, as the person who pulled the engine didn't take them.
What the F! a starter for 15$. i got a refurblished starter form autozone for about 230-70for core that too for a chrysler
Well, there was a $5 core charge too, but I had a starter with a broken nose I returned. They don't care, the core charge is only for the weight, the cores are scrapped. I picked a used 722.303 from an '82 300SD for $70 and a $10 core. I donated an old Nissan tranny for that core.

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RE: How do junkyards work?

Here in the northeastern US, there are a number of u pull it yards. Flat fee to get in, $5 bucks mostly, and a fixed price list. $75 for a transmission, $50 for windshield, $20 for a bucket seat, etc. Some items that have value to rebuilders also collect a core charge. Newer model cars rarely show up though, they end up at yards that dismantle and inventory everything, and charge substantially more. Seth
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