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There are over 20 different automotive discussion forums in the iATN members only area, with 2.3 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

No start no crank. Dead BCM
02/13/2019 in the Technical Discussion Forum
Try to keep this short as possible by giving you a brief history of the vehicle and what the problem is. Focus towed in pretty dead except for newly replaced battery. Won't start or crank, nothing happen when the key was turned. Found TSB that said if cer...
Why are we still promoted as being coarse?
02/13/2019 in the Industry Issues Forum
Bolt-On really failed with their latest advertisement, as seen in the W+R which I received yesterday. So badly, in fact, that my opinion of the company is significantly damaged. I am not aware of it being online, so I cannot link it and I hope that the pu...
2.4L Ecotec Misfire at Idle
02/13/2019 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Engine: 10 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 2.4L] Got a Equinox here that was towed it. Stalled while driving, wouldn't restart. Customer tried to restart to the point of draining battery. Charged the battery, and cranked it, it sounded like it had compression, bu...
Storage battery internal resistance
02/12/2019 in the Technical Discussion Forum
Hello IATN members. In previous articles I have posted I discussed the internal resistance of the vehicle storage battery. But I have reviewed, on multiple occasions, some members claiming good batteries can have an internal resistance over over one ohm, ...
SPN 157 FMI 17
02/12/2019 in the HD/Fleet Forum
[Driveability: 09 Freightliner Business Class M2 8.3L] Guys: First off, this is a vehicle that was donated from Daimler, so we have an 09' model with a SCR system. The students have introduced air into this system, so we had to make a "garden sprayer" pu...

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