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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

The ghost of techs past
01/05/2018 in the Shop Management Forum
After looking for qualified help for over two years we hired a "tech" this past summer who turned out to be one of those walking disasters who should not be anywhere near a repair shop. The list of comebacks, screw ups and general incompetence is far too ...
Tech Help
01/05/2018 in the iATN Development Forum
Hi all and Happy New Year ! I decided to start the new year with a Tech Help and as I started my post I realized how great this resource is. I uploaded my screenshots to the File Uploads and away I went. Turned out OK I think, but I noticed some errors an...
Looking for a Diesel Cummins Specialist Shop
01/05/2018 in the Technical Discussion Forum
Looking to help out a friend find a good reputable shop in the Chino/Ontario, CA area. She has a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel. She needs help diagnosing truck running rough and possible DPF filter cleaning service. She has no problem paying for diagnos...
HINO 258LP LOW HEAT
01/05/2018 in the HD/Fleet Forum
Looking for a bit of help with this one...07 258lp Hino...blows cold air at idle, engage PTO bring idle up gets a bit warmer, on the road you need to be going over 50mph before it gets warmer...coolant clean, flow appears good, hoses are warm to the touch...
Oil Leak after Valve Cover.
01/05/2018 in the Technical Discussion Forum
I replaced the valve cover for a vacuum leak. That did fix that issue. It also has a new pcv hose assembly. It did have extensive vacuum in the crankcase and you could hear a strange noise that went away when you pulled out the dipstick. After the re...

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