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Q: How many moving parts are there in an automobile? ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: How many moving parts are there in an automobile?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: photek007-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 13 Aug 2004 13:17 PDT
Expires: 12 Sep 2004 13:17 PDT
Question ID: 387514
How many moving parts are there in an automobile?

I know that this question will be subjective based on the automobile
make and model, and I'm not sure if this is actually measurable, but I
need someone to give me a concrete number based on a vehicle make and
model and I'll referenced that in my report.  Cheers.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: How many moving parts are there in an automobile?
From: super_aardvark-ga on 14 Aug 2004 14:20 PDT
Well, if it's put together right, they all should move... down the road! ha.

So, are you just interested in the engine?  The transmission also? 
The wheels move, how about that?  Pedals too?  Radio knobs?  Door
handles?  Seat belts?  If there's a tape deck, there are all kinds of
moving parts in there, do you want to include those?
Subject: Re: How many moving parts are there in an automobile?
From: pinkfreud-ga on 14 Aug 2004 16:57 PDT
Here are two general estimates:

"When you consider that a car has more than 10,000 moving parts and
more computing power than the Apollo moon launch, it is easy to
understand why the sale of such a complex machine requires

National Automobile Dealers Association

"Traditional combustion cars, on the other hand are extremely complex
machines that have around 10,000 moving parts."

Better World Club

This is the most specific figure I have found, but it does not apply
to any particular model of Chrysler:

"Gold Plan provides repair cost protection to the mechanical and
electrical components on your CHRYSLER car or light truck, from the
engine and transmission to the sophisticated electronic computers and
modules common in today's vehicles. There are over 14,000 moving parts
in your vehicle. Except for specified parts and services, they are all
covered by Gold Plan."

Carter Chrysler 

I was not able to find a concrete figure specific to any make and
model. I hope another Researcher will be able to locate that
information for you.
Subject: Re: How many moving parts are there in an automobile?
From: omnivorous-ga on 14 Aug 2004 17:35 PDT
Photek --

Pink's answer is probably as good as it gets.  It would include all of
the components, including the wheel bearings as well as the wheel
(which is the only part that you'd see moving).

Best regards,


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