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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

Old vehicle, new diagnostic method
10/15/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Engine: 89 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L] There was some old fashioned driveability troubleshooting with a modern twist on this one. This 1989 F-250 came to me with a rough idle complaint. A road test confirmed that there was indeed a very rough idle, and a ma...
Zip tie parking brake shoes
10/09/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
One of my techs was installing parking brake shoes on a Subaru today. Kind of hard to hold together when installing springs. I keep a bag of those 24" household hvac duct zip ties at the shop (the big strong white ones you could handcuff someone with). He...
G.M. Relays
10/07/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
If you work on any late model G.M. vehicles, be prepared to be confused by the relay names in the UBEC. I've been seeing this more and more. Yesterday, I worked on a 2008 Silverado with 1100 miles that was towed in for a no crank condition. The battery wa...
2014 Silverado L83 engine- P0300
10/05/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Engine: 14 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L] I just had a 2014 Silverado come in with P0300 and was misfiring on #5 cylinder. Vehicle has 182K miles and is direct injected. After eliminating spark and fuel as the cause of the misfire and after performin...
Crimp vs Solder
10/04/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
I was researching another project when I found this informative video, and thought it might be worth sharing here.

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