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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

Impala Master cylinder replacement
05/26/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Brakes: 08 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L] This has been covered in the past, but I feel the steps outlined in the past(using a vacuum pump and pushing the brakes 30-40 times) are unnecessary. Follow the procedure in GM bulletin [...] When you get to the part...
Cooling fan replacement problem
05/25/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Electrical: 98 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L] The electric cooling fan was bad. The old one came out in a few minutes (tight fit but it slid out). The original fan had recessed blade and retainer. The replacement (Dorman) had a stud and nut sticking up ab...
Ford Blend Door from Dorman!
05/22/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
Be aware of these Dorman replacement blend doors on Ford products. Made in China, so I guess it's to be expected. The last 3 I've had to modify or you'll never get max cold. Door installed. Notice the crack at the seal. [Dorman door] [dorman door_1] In th...
Ford Diesel Glow Plug Harness Removal
05/22/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
Everyone who has ever tried to replace a glow plug on certain Ford diesels knows that the harness must be included in the estimate. You can't get the connectors unplugged without destroying them. ...Yes, you can. Those connectors are very brittle and any ...
Rear Axle Beam bushing replacment
05/16/2017 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Chassis: 03 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L] A while back I was looking for a special tool to replace bushings on the rear axle beam on a 2003 Sienna. Toyota used this type of bushing on a LOT of cars from 98 to mid 2000's Most FWD cars and vans. Here is the ori...

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