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Automotive Technical Discussion Forum

Professional automotive forum for all types of vehicle repair discussion that does not fit into one of our more specific technical forums. Discussions include both OBD and OBD2, engine performance analysis, diagnostic best practices, service information, vehicle standards such as J1962, J1939, J2534, OBD2 modes (e.g. MODE$06), ignition and fuel system analysis, alternative propulsion (e.g. hybrid, electric, natural gas), and more. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Recent Automotive Discussions in the Automotive Technical Discussion Forum

Locked Motor
05/17/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Engine: 95 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L] Have this beautiful k1500 in the shop right now with a completly locked motor . Looking for a few tips to pull it as it will not rotate to get the converter bolts loose .I do not want to damage the front pump on the Tra...
2005 honda element ECM replacement
05/16/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Driveability: 05 Honda Element LX 2.4L] This car needs an ECM replaced. Only have 3.2 volts to vtec system from ECM. I do not have HDS. Can I transfer vin and immobilizer data to the new module via J2534? I have Autel 908, VCM2, & MDI2. The vcm & mdi wi...
2001 VW Cabrio trunk
05/16/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
I am not totally stumped yet but .... This is a barn-find Cabrio. Only the Valet key is available. New owner would like to open the trunk. No biggie, there is a trunk release electric switch in the console which is locked. No biggie, dissassemble the cons...
Rattle/Buzz/Vibration
05/14/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[PowerTrain: 07 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L] This Mustang makes an odd noise on right hand turns while accelerating. It sounds like it is coming from the passengers floor board. We found TSB 08-3-4 that matches the complaint. Performing the tsb was to remove th...
Transformer only can work on AC?
05/14/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
Hello, what is electrical motion? As the casual observer reviews this U-Tube video, he, or she, may become mildly confused, disoriented, or, in the worst case, not realize more is involved in electrical motion. Is an ignition coil actually a transformer? ...

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