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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

bad ground
03/14/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Driveability: 09 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L] This one came in with P0102 MAF Circuit Low Voltage and P0101 MAF Performance. First thing I saw was this: [added ground wire]. The end with the bolt was attached to the TCM, the other end was wrapped under a ground ...
Poisoned A/F ratio sensor
03/12/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Driveability: 11 Subaru Forester X Limited 2.5L] I had this Forester in for a complaint of MIL on along with the usual accompanying cruise and traction control disabled. No performance complaint and it ran well on a road test. A P0171 was stored, and I ...
Torque/SAS sensor misalignment correcting
03/11/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
While this would probably never happen to the majority of the members here, or anyone paying close attention, I offer the following tip(s) that may save both some time and unneeded anguish in the event misalignment occurs. This came about during my first ...
Ford electric steering rack water intrusion
03/11/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
O [2010 Ford Fusion S, Photo] Water damaged inner tie rod end. [2010 Ford Fusion S, Photo] Slightly damaged end of the bellows boot. [2010 Ford Fusion S, Photo] Rust on rack gear. [2010 Ford Fusion S, Photo] End of bellows boot. [2010 Ford Fusion S, Photo...
alternator pigtails
03/08/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
If you need an alternator pigtail, and can't find it or it is too expensive, go to your local parts house, and buy a test lead for the alternator you have. The parts store will have the test leads for their alternator testing machine. Then just cut off th...

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