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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

Shell ATF134FE (MB 236.15 Spec) Transmission Fluid
12/11/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
Tip: while researching the Mercedes 236.15 Fluid Spec, I learned that Shell sells a MB 236.15 approved fluid under the Shell label. [...] [[...]] The dealer’s list price for the 236.15 approved fluid (called ATF134FE, #001-989-77-03-09) is $24...
Terminal release tool
12/10/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
So, one of the guys at work throws me a set of HID headlamps and says they don't fit anything I have you want em? Sure, why not. Check them out and sure enough they should fit the Impala that I have. I decide to tackle today at the house. Bulbs in but no ...
Easy trick to diag sway bar component noise
12/07/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
Ever have a customer come in complaining about an occasional suspension rattle, pop, or noise? Have you the test driven the car and heard it make that sporadic noise, only to bring it back in the shop, put it up on the left, and check all the suspension c...
J2534 Tips - Nissan
12/05/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
[PowerTrain: 13 Nissan Altima S 2.5L] 2nd tip I was attempting a reflash of the engine computer with NERS on this Altima. I have the latest version of NERS installed. I found the correct flash file and ran the install file. When I tried to reflash, the p...
J2534 Tips
12/05/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Transmission: 12 Subaru Impreza 2.0L] I had a couple programming glitches last week that I solved and wanted to post them in case anyone finds themselves in the same situation. First car was a 2012 Subaru Impreza I was attempting to reflash the tcm per ...

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