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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

Parking brake shoe retainer bolt
09/22/2021 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Brakes: 02 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L] I have had the small bolt (small screw) that holds the parking brake shoe retainer rust and break off. Usually the driver side (Its on the bottom). It is behind the axle flange. Instead of pulling the axle, I k...
hyundai vvt solenoids
09/10/2021 in the Technical Tips Forum
we have had our share of vvt solenoids break in the block.ihave found that i use 10x1.5mm tap to go into center hole of broken solenoid .i usaually tap into into center hole about 3.4 in .i leave tap in place & put a vise grip at end & tap it out ...
1hd-fte crank no start
09/09/2021 in the Technical Tips Forum
I was un able to build this vehicle from the IATN drop down boxes but its a 2000 HDJ101 Toyota with a 1HD-FTE engine. It was towed in with a crank no start condition and the stop light fuse had been bridged out and consequently burnt the wiring. We isolat...
Honda 2.4L Engine
08/25/2021 in the Technical Tips Forum
Just did an engine replacement on an 08 Accord. Service information says drop the subframe, with engine and transmission attached. That's not neccessary. I supported the transmission from above, removed the power steering pump, alternator, and A/C compres...
RH blend door actuator replacement
08/23/2021 in the Technical Tips Forum
[HVAC: 16 Ford F-150 Lariat 3.5L] 2016 F150 dual zone RH blend door actuator is easy to get through the dash vent outlet. Takes about 30 minutes instead of 6 hours. [2016 Ford F-150 Lariat, Photo] You need a Torx20 on a thumb wheel to get the 2 screws an...

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