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There are over 20 different automotive discussion forums in the iATN members only area, with 2.4 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

A Question To The Scope Users
11/21/2020 in the Technical Discussion Forum
Lately, my bays are usually full of C/K trucks from 2019 to 2021 with electrical/communication failures. Most have low mileage and many come from PDI with lights on or systems not functioning correctly. I just repaired a 2021 Tahoe with a complaint of OnS...
Great Techs, Born or Built?
11/20/2020 in the Shop Management Forum
I feel people are born with various traits that make learning certain skills easier. For instance, among other things, a knack for concentration and an ability to think logically may aid a person's ability to become an auto technician. This is not say a p...
Kia Information Wanted
11/20/2020 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Miscellaneous: 12 Kia Sorento LX 2.4L] Somehow wound up with a Kia Sorento. Got to admit it is a nice driving car. Two questions I need answers to. 1) The average miles per gallon will randomly reset itself. Stop and fill up tank it might read 28mpg. Ge...
Transmission Replacement
11/19/2020 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Transmission: 05 BMW 645Ci 4.4L] Hello everyone, I have this BMW that needs a transmission due to clutch wear. Client would like to install a used one. Can a used one be installed and coded to the vehicle?? I have an autologic. Thanks.
Electric car feasibility for long trips
11/19/2020 in the Industry Issues Forum
I did a little math and can't make much sense of it.......clever marketing, complete BS, or something in between? I like the new catchphrase, "range anxiety". Last time I heard that we were searching for a gas station in the southwest US in 1974. Its OK, ...

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