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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

10/11/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
I had an unusual thing happen after I replaced the battery on my 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche. The details are as follows: 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 5.3L (but applies to many 2005-2011 GM cars & trucks) Problem:After the battery was replaced on my truck th...
What is in the spark plug holes?
10/05/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Driveability: 05 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L] I have a 05 Ford F150, 4.6. 168K miles on the clock. No mechanical noises. Customer brought it to me for a engine miss and lack of power. Vehicle has set for just over a year and only started occasionally to keep th...
Remember to clean the intake!
10/03/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
We had an '05 Subaru Outback that threw a rod from low oil/inattentive driver. Seen it before. We had a long block from a 03 hanging around the shop. It WAS a good motor. We used all of the correct parts off of the 2005 engine, including the intake manifo...
Made me scratch my head for a second
10/02/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Driveability: 07 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L] had this equinox today that would keep running for 5 minutes after shut off. it shook like a diesel but would just keep shakin away. whats up? no codes all aok. massive negative fuel trims at idle. pokin and h...
Coolant smell Ford diesel
10/02/2019 in the Technical Tips Forum
For the last few months my 2015 F550 with the diesel has had a faint burning coolant smell at times. Ive looked for it while the odor was present but could not find anything coolant level never changed so I have lived with it. Yesterday my wiper washers q...

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