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Professional automotive forum for discussion of automotive tools, equipment and products. Although product representatives for tool & equipment companies do participate in a helpful way, this forum (like all areas of iATN) does not permit any advertising, so the discussion that takes place is by and for the users of the products. Discussion of special tool uses, solutions, and best practices. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Recent Automotive Discussions in the Automotive Tool & Equipment Forum

OBD1 genisys update available?
07/21/2019 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
When my shop burnt I lost all my ODB1 scan tools. A friend gave me an old Genisys 2.0 with the external cartridge holder. It is updated thru 2003. Works fine. but it won't do 2004 or 2005 vehicles. Sometimes I can lie to it, and it works on newer , but no...
Ford IDS 114
07/20/2019 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
I have been having issues with Ford IDS 114 specifically on the programming side. IDS won't start programming process and "TESTMAN HAS STOPPED RESPONDING" message. I have had to uninstall 114 and reinstall 113. Same thing happened to a friend of mine on h...
2 hours, 46 minutes program radio
07/20/2019 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
[Miscellaneous: 15 Chevrolet Impala LS 2.5L] Used car dealer purchased 2015 Impala; with NO radio. Correct radio was installed; required programming. Using MDI II, programming took almost 3 hours. Exactly what was listed on the web page. Thinking it was ...
Walnut Blaster purchase
07/20/2019 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Looking for a little pre purchase advice on a walnut blaster set up. Budget is not really a factor looking for ease of use and reliability. On a side note anyone using the ATS 3c machine with success for a vehicle that has buildup to a point of misfire.
MAC MDT 10
07/19/2019 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
I know there is no such thing as a "universal" scan tool- there is not a single tool that does it all. That said- I'm, basically, a Snap On guy- started (after the OTC junk) with the MT2500 up to a VERUS Edge. Also have Solus and Apollo. Where I am at is ...

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