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There are over 20 different automotive discussion forums in the iATN members only area, with 2.5 million messages and roughly 500 posts daily. You may discuss all manner of automotive topics with other automotive professionals in a threaded discussion format as shown in the screen below. The automotive discussion that takes place ranges from very technical in nature to repair shop management, automotive industry issues, and everything in between. Members upload waveforms, scan data, photos, videos and other documents and discuss them directly in forums. Below, your can see a sampling of the latest topics being discussed on iATN.

Recent Automotive Discussions in the Forums

One tech family run business
11/29/2022 in the Shop Management Forum
Hey all, I've been searching on here for input and advice about being a one man shop. There's not much, but I have learned a few nuggets. These posts are pretty dated, however, so I want to open up the discussion again to see if there are some fresh persp...
Help me understand this basic electrical riddle
11/29/2022 in the Technical Discussion Forum
I consider myself pretty electrical savvy most of the time, and I do end up fixing a lot of electrical issues other shops failed or gave up on. When I perform a battery swap, I will almost always use a backup battery so the clocks, radio and adaptives don...
The benefit of extra tools
11/29/2022 in the Technical Tips Forum
Hi all, When I was a rookie, I bought a very large Craftsman tool set to get started. Over the years, I added professional tools to the set and would use them instead. I kept the starter-tools at work instead of taking them home for side work. Here's the ...
iATN Auto Pro Careers
11/29/2022 in the Shop Management Forum
Has anyone had any success in using this resource for hiring?
Ford Fuel Filter Removal
11/28/2022 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Driveability: 94 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L] Can't seem to get one of the fuel filter lines off of this frame mounted filter. I have the special tools- one split metal tool the is inserted over the line and into the filter, and the plastic split gadgets. I got ...

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