Here at Midwest PGM, we purchase various types of automotive core products. Below are a few examples of what you can bring into us today:
  • A/C Compressors
  • Air Flow Meters
  • Alternators
  • Calipers
  • E.C.M.
  • Power Steering Pumps
  • Power Window Motors
  • Rack & Pinion/Steering Boxes
  • Starters
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A caliper is part of the disc brake system. When you press the brake pedal, the brake fluid flows from the master cylinder to the calipers. Brake fluid then applies pressure on the piston inside the caliper, pushing the brake pads against the rotors to slow/stop your car. A car can have either 2 or 4 calipers.


A starter is an electric motor, pneumatic motor, hydraulic motor, an internal-combustion engine in case of very large engines or other device used for rotating an internal-combustion engine so as to initiate the engine’s operation under its own power.

Power Steering Pump

When the car is running, it is the power steering system that helps you turn the steering wheel so easily. The power steering system includes: power steering pump, fluid, belt, hoses and steering gear (rack and pinion). The steering gear connects the steering wheel to the suspension stub axles.

A/C Compressors

The compressor or otherwise known as the “heart” of the car’s air conditioning system works like a pump taking refrigerant, ( R-12 Freon in older cars, R-134a in 1995 and newer cars) and pressurizing it, passing it along to the evaporator.

Power Window Motors

Electrically generated, it triggers the mechanism to activate the gears or spurs to raise or lower the window glass.

Power Steering Racks

The steering rack is composed of a rack enclosed with a steering pinion. It is connected to the steering wheel through the set of shafts and U-joints. As the steering wheel is turned, the pinion moves and pushes the steering rack either to the left or right.

Electronic Control Module(EMC)

Is the computer system that acts as the “brain” of a car. This little computer analyzes lots of information in order to control the car’s performance. When the ECM fails, it will greatly hurt the engine’s performance.