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Automotive Technical Tips Forum

Professional automotive forum primarily for the submission of time-saving technical tips, vehicle repair procedures, helpful hints, etc. This forum is strictly oriented towards sharing helpful tips, and not for asking technical questions, as you might find in the Technical Discussion Forum. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Recent Automotive Discussions in the Automotive Technical Tips Forum

Destined to Fail
07/17/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Engine: 06 GMC Yukon SLE 4.8L] I replaced the engine in this Yukon a couple of years ago with a reman unit from a major supplier who coincidentally is a sponsor on this site. There is a T.S.B. for cracked cylinder heads that this vehicle falls under. Th...
Ford 5.4 Cam / Phaser Locking Tool
07/15/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
I'm in the process of doing a timing kit on a 5.4 Ford V8. There is a cheap tool called for to lock the cams / phasers when changing them. I ordered the correct tool but it hadn't arrived in time to do this work. The bolt for the phaser is 30 Ft Lb + 90&#...
Clutch Bleeding
07/15/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
[PowerTrain: 03 Nissan 350Z 3.5L] This may apply to more Nissan rwd vehicles, since most manufacturers use similar designs on multiple platforms. Replaced a clutch master and slave cylinders. Could not get them to bleed out to save my life. Barely any pe...
Hands and fingers. Take care
07/14/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
This is just a thought I had a few times for the last few years. That thought came back quick the other day. I burned my wedding ring in half, (not the point of this post) changing a tractor battery at night. Because I did injure my finger, I was paying c...
GM 8L90 Wire Harness Replacement P0711
07/10/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Transmission: 16 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L] A common problem with GM's 8spd transmission is a P0711 trans temp sensor performance. I suppose a P0712 or P0713 could show up as well, but I've never seen those codes. If you're lucky enough to catch it acting u...

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