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Automotive Technical Discussion Forum

Professional automotive forum for all types of vehicle repair discussion that does not fit into one of our more specific technical forums. Discussions include both OBD and OBD2, engine performance analysis, diagnostic best practices, service information, vehicle standards such as J1962, J1939, J2534, OBD2 modes (e.g. MODE$06), ignition and fuel system analysis, alternative propulsion (e.g. hybrid, electric, natural gas), and more. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Recent Automotive Discussions in the Automotive Technical Discussion Forum

Exhaust leak at pipe to manifold connection
11/25/2020 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Engine: 09 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L] We have this truck with leaking exhaust manifolds at the the heads both sides. The usual broken stud issue like many5.4's. We extracted all the broken studs and put new exhaust manifold on it. Put it back together and it ...
ABS testing for intermittent low brake pedal
11/24/2020 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Brakes: 10 Cadillac SRX Luxury 3.0L] I've been getting a crash course in ABS over the past week or so - another one in with weird problems: The owner of this Cadillac says intermittently - once every couple of weeks - the brake pedal will drop to the fl...
Glow Plug Problem
11/24/2020 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Electrical: 05 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L] On going problem here. This immaculate wagon is owned by the water superintendent of a small community in the near north in Ontario Canada. Winter temps -25*C common. The engine starts and runs perfect until...
Mini fuel pressure issues
11/24/2020 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Driveability: 13 Mini Cooper S 1.6L] Hey guys, I've got a Mini in the shop that's stalling intermittently while driving. When it happens it usually wont' restart for a few minutes, but sometimes will restart immediately. I checked for codes and saw that...
2010 Wrangler Sport 3.8L A/T, 4WD
11/23/2020 in the Technical Discussion Forum
Hello, TDF Looking for advice, not Silver Bullets. I have this 3.8L Wrangler that came in initially sounding like it had piston slap on one cylinder. Shut engine off, checked oil and coolant, restarted and it sounded like it was beating on a tin bucket wi...

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