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There are over 20 different automotive discussion forums in the iATN members only area, with 2.2 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

BMW VANOS
01/24/2017 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Driveability: 08 BMW 335i 3.0L] Just a question for knowledge sake. I just fixed this 335i that was setting all kinds of VANOS codes with a new oil filter cap. The cage inside the original cap was MIA. What does this cage do and why did it fix it????
cannot program key fobs
01/24/2017 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Electrical: 08 Pontiac G6 3.5L] I have a car from a used car lot to diag a check engine light and program some key fobs. It had 3 O2 sensor codes for the B1 rear sensor. A visual inspection found one of the wires rubbed through and broken. They want to ...
2007 BMW 328i Shuts off
01/24/2017 in the Emissions Forum
For the smog tech's and maybe to BAR's attention. This particular BMW model may shut off at the end of the OIS test like it ran out of fuel, various attempts to start vehicle won't work. According to BMW specialists the ECM reacts to data query by OIS sca...
Connecting battery terminals together for a reset
01/24/2017 in the Technical Discussion Forum
I have questioned the necessity of connecting battery terminals together when performing a PCM reset. I just did not think this could possibly be necessary, because all the little drains in a modern vehicle should dissipate any residual energy stored in c...
What AC machine would you like a new hire familiar with?
01/24/2017 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
I teach adults in a correctional facility. I am preparing to replace a Snapon 324B ECO PLUS RRR machine. My personal preference would be to use a recovery unit, vacuum pump and charging cylinder to teach AC. But realistically, they are not likely to use t...

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