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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 Key-Off Evap System Musings
02/14/2020 in the Technical Tips Forum
I finished repairing a 2006 Scion xA with a P0456 (very small leak) and wanted to post some thoughts about the system and failure modes. This Key-off LDP-based evap system has been used since the mid-2000's until present with little change across the Toyo...
contaminated fuel
02/14/2020 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Driveability: 04 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L] Thought I'd throw this out there as a tip if you hadn't seen this before. Might get a chuckle or at least a hmmm. Vehicle came in with complaint of rough running at times and would die at idle or when coming to...
Limp Mode Hint - Toyota
02/11/2020 in the Technical Tips Forum
Most of us are familiar with the concept of "limp mode" or "limp home mode" or whatever term we may use that MIGHT have a basis in (someone's) OE vernacular. But what to do, if you are pretty sure the car you are looking at for "lacks power" is actually i...
Removing A Race
02/11/2020 in the Technical Tips Forum
Just found this great tip on YouTube. This comes from Eric, South&Main garage. Technical tip for removing a bearing race. Eric shares great stuff/technical tips. Thank you Eric. [...] [[...]].
What to do when the can won't spray
02/09/2020 in the Technical Tips Forum
I am sure many of us have had those days when you grab a spray can of lube, penetrant oil or some such only to find the can is full, but it will not spray. For some of you, you might just toss the bad can and grab a new one. No big deal if you are in the ...

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