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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

Inner Door Handle
08/17/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Body: 03 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L] This vehicle was in for service. One problem was the passenger door would not open from the inside. Removed the door panel & found that one of the clips that lock the cable in place was broken. Called Volvo and the only rep...
5.7 Hemi valvetrain issues
08/16/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
I had a 2011 Ram with the 5.7 that had misfires on #3 intermittently, according to the customer. I drove it normally, and it ran perfect, and recorded no misfires. I decided to throttle it a bit and here came the misfires, followed by injector shutdown fo...
Key Fob
08/15/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Miscellaneous: 13 Nissan Altima S 2.5L] The customer needed a new fob because the old one didnt work anymore. You can order a new fob from the dealer with no key. BUT, in order to add the new fob to the vehicle,you need to re-register the key,just as if...
Wrong plugs
08/14/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Engine: 05 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L] This isn't so much a tip as it was a diagnostic dilemma for me. This Dodge came in for rough running and the CEL illuminated. It had just been to another shop before I got it. The customer states that all 8 ignition co...
Dodge ram vct issue
08/09/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
Hello all, I just wanted to share a recent humbling experience involving a 2011 ram outdoorsman with the 5.7 hemi. The vehicle came to me with a cel and p0344 stored. No driveability issues, though the customer did state he heard an odd "rattle" now and a...

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