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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

Is the 'science' of torque important?
05/24/2022 in the Educators Forum
Something to think about: No matter how many times some Technicians are warned, they won't slow down and "torque" properly. Many Technicians insist that the use of a socket extension will reduce torque. The same technicians often fail to understand why th...
Robinair ACR2000
05/24/2022 in the HVAC Forum
I am trying to diagnose a recovery machine . I am told the refrigerant identifier is "bad" . I (to date) have not found one available . I think we are at a point in time , we don't have to identify refrigerant any longer . with that being said , can I byp...
Toyota P219A
05/24/2022 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Driveability: 13 Lexus RX350 3.5L] This car codes P219A fairly quick after clearing and it seems at idle from various freeze frame captures. There is a TSB L-SB-0129-12 that goes back to December 2012 for reprogramming for this code. The Lexus dealer co...
Are You Prepared ?
05/24/2022 in the Industry Issues Forum
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Advice on Rotary in-ground single post lift leak
05/23/2022 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Hello! We have 2 old Rotary in-ground single post lifts and one of them is kind of leaking pretty fast. 10 5/8" seal has been replaced earlier this year and I don't hear or see any leak at the seal at all. There was very small air leak at the air control ...

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