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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

Liquid tape
01/10/2020 in the Technical Tips Forum
I know some of you out their have had your liquid tape get thicker and harder to use over time. One tip I can recommend is spray a couple of shots of carb spray in the small container and use the brush cap top mix and circulate it. Mix it a little occasio...
low amp probe
01/01/2020 in the Technical Tips Forum
parking light short. low amp probe and scope [or min max meter] you can see if the amp spike[in voltage] when you install the fuse and it blows. the harness section you have the probe around . if not there move on to the next section of harness .
rear shoes
12/29/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
needed to keep brake shoes together and stop sliding around. wrap serpentine belt around the shoes and cinched them tight with vise grips. was having a problem putting hardware in.
caliper pins
12/29/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
when dealing with a stuck pin. And the bracket is still on the car. drill a hole 1/4 inch on the closed end of the bracket and use a air chisel 1/4 punch to drive it out. weld it shut when done.
bubbles
12/28/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
I use 409 spray cleaner to ck for tire leaks. has great foaming properties. used it on gas tank sender lock ring. the leaking gas fumes stopped the foaming action. fyi Mark.

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