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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

A/C Condenser and/or Transmission Lines
10/12/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
[HVAC: 15 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L] To remove the condenser in this vehicle according to the manufacturer procedure you have to remove the "cooling module" which appears to be a fancy term for the radiator and cooling fan as one unit. So they would like you to...
2010 Mercedes Benz GLK350 Headlight Bulb
10/11/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
I had a customer come by for a headlight bulb replacement.Sounds easy.Instructions in both Shop Key and Direct Hit gave only the basic remove the bulb and install.No information on the fast way to get it done.So the low beam bulb is hard to get to from th...
BMW Intelligent Battery Sensor
10/10/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Electrical: 06 BMW 525i 3.0L] This E60 platform came in on the hook. The owner stated it just wouldn't start in the morning after he shut it off normally the night before.... Revision confirmed no start, no crank, no com on the powertrain data bus. Clus...
GM 5.3 engine vibration
10/06/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
Had a 2008 Chev. Avalanche 5.3 J engine come in with a check engine lite and complaint of runs rough. One of my Techs diagnoses the check engine lite code with it needing a throttle body cleaning and an Idle re-learn. Plus replacing left motor mount which...
Evap leak testing
10/04/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
When looking to seal up filler necks, or any opening I found using High heat duct insulating tape, 3 inch wide to work quickly and well, for smoke testing. The adhesive sticks to any clean surface and removes easy.

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