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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

2016 Chrysler P0456 small leak
11/19/2021 in the Technical Tips Forum
I had a fellow employee with an elusive P0456 small leak code. After checking, inspecting, smoke testing - we could not find a leak. He decided to have me try to replace the EVAP system integrity module located just above the rear axle thinking maybe it d...
Honda Accord faults P060A and P1659
11/05/2021 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Driveability: 08 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4L] This may be old news for some of you import guys, but I've been an import tech for over three decades and it's new to me. I inherited a problematic Accord that had the full spectrum of parts thrown at it - thrott...
Renewing dried paper gasket roll material
11/03/2021 in the Technical Tips Forum
Hello IATN members, I work on a lot of old equipment when not working automotive vehicles so I find myself often making many of the (unavailable) paper gaskets. Of course I use bulk gasket paper roll, and it gets dry and hard to work with after sitting fo...
gas tank
10/26/2021 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Driveability: 04 Subaru Forester X 2.5L] from the land of rust. when changing fuel tank, complete diff removal not needed. lower rear sub frame section with diff attached. so you do not have to pull axle out. access to fuel tank stuff will be opened up ...
10/21/2021 in the Technical Tips Forum
[PowerTrain: 13 Ford Escape SEL 1.6L] if you are trying to reseal or recondition a ford ptu in these escapes. ford lists various seals but you will find a seal that is located between the transmission and ptu that has a ford part number on it but you wil...

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