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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

BMW E36 Convertible - reference photo request
09/18/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Body: 98 BMW 323i 2.5L] I [1998 BMW 323is, Photo] [1998 BMW 323is, Photo] I need some help from the classic BMW guys please. Is the rear end of the convertible top frame supposed to bend sideways like this? Does anyone have a car handy they could look a...
Hyundai engine ID help
09/18/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Engine: 10 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L] [2010 Hyundai Sonata GL, Photo] [2010 Hyundai Sonata GL, Photo] Afternoon,, we were trying to replace a leaking t/stat housing and found that someone did a 'rigged' job of installing a junkyard motor in it and the ho...
Crank shafts do not walk by themselves
09/17/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
Just to clarify, it seems some of us may think a crankshaft may "push or pull" on a transmission. There is really nothing in the normal internal combustion gasoline or diesel that could generate an axial (end to end directional) force. It is only due to e...
2012 Escape Hybrid
09/17/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Brakes: 12 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5L] 2012 Escape Hybrid shows up as a "No Start". It has 121k on the clock. It belongs to one of the commercial fleets that we sometimes service. I raise the hood and find rodents ate through one of three wiring harnesses ...
Best Truck Tire advice
09/17/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
Byron the VW guy bought a nice clean Chev Avalanche Z71 4X4.....a 2003 that is still pretty. I dont drive much anymore, so I gave up fuel economy for comfort and winter driving in poor conditions. I am in farm country and have been stuck dozens and dozens...

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