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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

Toyota Lexus Key-Off Vacuum Pump Evaporative Emissions
09/18/2020 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Driveability: 12 Lexus ES350 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Mil Lamp On] This is a case study for a P0456 Evap leak. The process applies to most Toyota Lexus products equipped with Key-Off Vacuum Pump Evap Systems ...setting a P0455 or P0456. A Techstream sc...
Two tips for the price of one
09/09/2020 in the Technical Tips Forum
TIP 1; 2015 Holden/Chevy Cruze down stream O2 lean. (can't recall the code P2096 maybe) Engine ran well under normal driving conditions but ran out of puff at WOT. Vehicle had been to several other shops, down O2 sensor, MAP, fuel pump and some other part...
FREE CASE STUDY: Fuel Trim Imbalance by John Thornton & Auto
09/04/2020 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Driveability: 07 Ford E-150 5.4L] Within this fuel trim imbalance case study, John diagnoses an 07 Ford F150 5.4L that misfires badly to the point where it stalls at idle. This is one of many case studies from our "Diagnosing Fuel Related Driveability p...
Shifter cable bushing failure
09/03/2020 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Transmission: 15 Ford Escape SE 1.6L] Had an unhappy Ford come in this AM. Complaint of shifter locked, would not move. Used bypass mechanism and could feel the cable really did not have any connection to the transmission. Opened hood and found the end ...
304 Stainless self locking cable ties
08/29/2020 in the Technical Tips Forum
Some of you may be aware of these, but I will mention it. I have had many times where a torn CV boot had to be replaced with new grease because the joint was still good. Often times these replacement boots would come with some kind of "quick to break" end...

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