Part needed for Dodge or Plymouth Colt Vista

  • 1989 DODGE COLT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 165,000 MILES
On my 1989 Dodge Colt Vista (two wheel drive, on the front wheels only), I need a replacement part that is not offered in the aftermarket. The part is the bracket that mounts the driver's side front brake caiiper to the car. Colt Vistas were also sold through Plymouth dealers. Does anyone know where I could find a used replacement part? Yes, I know, in a salvage yard! But does anyone know what salvage yard(s) actually have Colt Vista parts in stock? Thank you, in advance!
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Saturday, June 11th, 2011 AT 1:22 PM

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If you are anywhere near Ohio, Indianapolis, down through southern Georgia / Alabama, do an internet search for a chain of yards called "Pull-A-Part". They have close to two dozen very clean and well-organized yards, each with over 2000 cars, and they bring in two new rows of cars every few days. They will also contact you when a specific car comes in.

You pay your buck, throw your tool box into one of their wheel barrows, and you can spend all day there. All cars are well-supported off the ground and there will be people driving around to haul large items to he checkout counter. I've been to 12 of their yards. Workers and customers were very friendly and helpful. Parts are inexpensive too.

There is a similar yard in St. Louis but he is very proud of his parts and the yard is a mess. A rusty lift gate for my '88 Grand Caravan was $250.00! I got a rust-free lift gate and sliding door from Pull-A-Part for a total of just over $90.00. There are other similar yards springing up all over the country. At least two have recently opened up in Wisconsin, but the car you're looking for is kind of old to be found up here where they throw a pound of road salt on an ounce of snow and think they made the slush safer to drive on than snow. Even my minivans are rare.
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