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Automotive Technical Discussion Forum

Professional automotive forum for all types of vehicle repair discussion that does not fit into one of our more specific technical forums. Discussions include both OBD and OBD2, engine performance analysis, diagnostic best practices, service information, vehicle standards such as J1962, J1939, J2534, OBD2 modes (e.g. MODE$06), ignition and fuel system analysis, alternative propulsion (e.g. hybrid, electric, natural gas), and more. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Recent Automotive Discussions in the Automotive Technical Discussion Forum

@006 Jetta TDi WAGON
07/31/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
ABS/ESP reset doesnt seem to take. This car was purchased from a body shop, as is by a naive person. It is almost a good car after 1.5 years at my shop. I replaced the clock spring to get the horn and steering wheel controls working again. Cruise and radi...
Changed alternator and now the trunk will not open by itself
07/29/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Body: 13 Audi A8 Quattro 3.0L] We just changed a alternator in this audi and the system is charging fine but the customer complains that his trunk that normally opens up by itself, it is not doing it now. Does anyone know of a relearn on this models tru...
Popping out of 5th gear
07/29/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Transmission: 98 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L] Recently I went through this truck's transmission and put in all new bearings, seals, and synchronizers. The third gear kept grinding and a reman transmission could only be had by sending the old one in to be rebuil...
Valve adjustment
07/29/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Engine: 08 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3L] Client wants estimate (via text) to replace valve cover gaskets. Not sure what mileage it has but will be over 100K. Noticed this has mechanical lash and can be adjusted. Want the sale but want cya. Is it common to h...
upgrade to hoat from ethelyne glycol
07/29/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Engine: 86 Chrysler LeBaron GTS 2.2L] I am researching any information on switching from 3 year coolant to 5 year HOAT coolant. Pros and cons ? Thanks.

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