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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

Spare tire removal
03/21/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
If you have a brake shoe spring cap socket like mine, you can use it to remove/install this style spare tire anchor bolt pretty darn quickly: [Spare tire].
Fusion Display Won't Turn Off
03/20/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
2016 Ford would have had a dead battery if the driver wasn\'t paying attention. Dash and center display and radio still playing after car is turned off and locked. Dash display appeared stuck, put car in drive or reverse, display said park. Needed "m...
dowel pin removal
03/19/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
If you have a seized dowel pin, find a socket with the same or close outer diameter. Lay some tape down on the block or cylinder head surface to help ensure that you don't scratch it. Put your socket on top of the dowel and grip the dowel and the socket t...
Suspension noises
03/19/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
Check the vehicle on a drive-on lift BEFORE trying to find the noise with a frame/unibody lift. If you lift the vehicle by the frame/unibody first, the suspension hangs down and the dry part of the joint that was making noise gets rotated into some grease...
Hyundai/Kia J2534 error
03/15/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
If you're programming with a Kia or Hyundai J2534 application and get a "ROM application error!" message then update your J2534 application to the latest version. Version 1.70 no longer works. Hyundai's latest is version 1.72.

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