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Old February 11th, 2018, 08:51 AM
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Radiator air deflectors?

2002 SE, lower front end damage from someone loosing their trailer spare on the freeway. No external body/nose damage, but the semi-rigid black plastic "air dam" (deflector?) directly below the nose shattered. Looked at the service manual, but unable to identify (name & part number) of this piece. Temp gauge shows higher operating temps (loss of air flow to the radiator?), so replacement is needed before warmer weather arrives. Looked in some salvage yards, but all are damaged as bad or worse. What is this part called? Maybe I can find used ones on eBay.
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Old February 11th, 2018, 11:19 AM
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i assume you want part #8 in the diagram. Is your coolant level low when the engine is cold?

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Old February 12th, 2018, 07:01 PM
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Yes & no

Yes, #8 is a metal bracket that the vertical "flap" of plastic/vinyl is missing from. But the other piece I tried to describe is visible under the front "fascia". I'll try to add a photo of what's left. No, the coolant is fine. Even in colder weather, since the impact & damage, the temp gauge is close to the one o-clock position going down the freeway. I have to run the heater higher than I'd like to get it closer to "high noon". And with Spring & pre-Summer near, I'm concerned. No leaks, just seems to run warmer with less air directed up to the radiator.
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Old February 13th, 2018, 04:11 AM
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Front Air Dam?
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Old February 13th, 2018, 09:13 PM
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Damaged part

Attached photos of the below-bumper part that is almost completely missing on my '02... Just can't find a diagram showing it in the Shop Manual.
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Old February 13th, 2018, 09:14 PM
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These are "Stock photos", not of my car.
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Old February 14th, 2018, 11:26 AM
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Zimgxp told you it is a front air dam
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Old February 14th, 2018, 08:17 PM
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Thanks. Sorry for asking too many times. Just simply hoping to get the exact "official" name of the part and maybe a part number to help me locate one. eBay search turns up nothing, even Google didn't help, and no sign of the piece in the factory service manual.
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Old February 15th, 2018, 01:57 PM
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how about #36 in this diagram and the other description would be front air deflector
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Thanks for the info!
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