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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

Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
08/15/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
[HVAC: 16 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5L] This vehicle is actually a 2017 with approx. 10k miles. If I entered 2017, it only gave me the Raptor as an option. My problem sounded about identical to this other IATN post. [autop.ro] Vehicle came in with complaint of a ...
TPMS disabling/legal ramifications
08/12/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
Hello All, I recently found out that it is illegal by federal law to knowingly disable the TPMS .It appears that it is a safety system and I believe it carries a large fine should you be prosecuted for doing it. However I do believe that the owner of the ...
Rad hose re routing
08/11/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
I had to do some creative upper rad hose re-routing this weekend on a hot rod. The upper rad hose is 1 1/4 diameter inside. I found 1 inch copper elbows in 90 degree and 45 degree at the local plumbing supplier. One inch elbows are swedged open enough for...
noise on right turns (and maybe stopped & idling)
08/10/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
Do you have a hard to find rattle noise that occurs under right hand turns (on or off load)? GM 3.8L and 3.1L engines (and maybe the 4.6L) were prone to such noise if the starter bendix gear failed to retract. When the right side of the car lifts while tu...
2016+ mazdacx5
08/10/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
Had a 2016 CX5 in today for brakes, no info in all-data in parking brake nor brake section, or a scanner for retracting electric rear calipers - Mazda calling it maintenance mode, found an article that worked perfectly. Also note, its a split year for thi...

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