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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

brake rotor retaining screw
06/30/2022 in the Technical Tips Forum
The things I learn from a moment of stupidity. Today on a brake job, I proceeded to remove the rotor. I thought they did not have the retaining screws holding them to the hub. So, I took a hammer to beat them off. Did not budge. Bigger hammer, no budge. L...
Wire damage on 4WD Ford Diesel trucks
06/04/2022 in the Technical Tips Forum
Hello Iatn, I work on a number of 4WD Ford trucks around my area and am seeing a common wiring problem. The harnesses that run up the driver side rail coming into the engine bay below the master cylinder and hang loose. This is creating issues especially ...
p018c and p018d
06/02/2022 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Driveability: 16 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L] I just worked on this truck for a bad fuel rail pressure sensor, P018c. The dealer said they could get one, but you need to replace the pigtail because the sensor had been updated. After the repair I had p018d. I ...
Chevy Equinox occasional no start, no MIL
05/26/2022 in the Technical Tips Forum
Had the 2013 model year vehicle with an occasional no start and no MIL on the dash with KOEO. This would happen especially after the vehicle sat for a day or two. There was also a Stabilitrack warning light on the dash and U0100 code set. Removed the X1 c...
Use the correct oil filter
05/18/2022 in the Technical Tips Forum
This tip is too obvious for iATN members, but I was amused by the scenario. Regular customer comes in stating 'Oil light comes on under 1000 rpms.' They figured it had plenty of oil. Dipstick confirmed. I was expecting a P0520 code or similar condemning a...

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