Tips 'N Tricks

Boorda

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Jul 15, 2018
108
Royse City, TX
I didn't see any other general tips and tricks threads so I figured I would get one started.
Purpose of this thread is to post quick tips and tricks you use when doing anything related to working on your car.
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Try to limit it to quick and easy tips, more elaborate ones should probably be developed into a tutorial and added as a resource via the Resources tab above.
 
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Boorda

Corporal
Jul 15, 2018
108
Royse City, TX
I'll start of with a seemingly obvious, but not so obvious tips when working on your car and having to disconnect the battery.
I see a lot of horror stories of people closing the truck once the battery has been disconnected.

Here are couple of tips to avoid trunk closing or how to deal with a locked trunk with a dead or disconnected battery.

Prior to disconnecting the battery:
  • Put your rear seats down (if you have folding seats) so you can reach in and pull the emergency truck release.
  • Put a towel over the trunk lid hitch.
  • Best Option - Engage the latch to the locked position, when finished pull emergency trunk release to allow trunk to close again.
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If Trunk Closes when battery is Disconnected or on Dead Battery:
  • Connect a battery charger to the positive and negative posts in the engine bay to give temporary power.
  • Release emergency trunk release via crawling into truck through down back seat.
 
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