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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

Removing computer terminal
11/24/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Miscellaneous: 13 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L] I need to repair some wires going to the ecm, k20, x3 connectors. The previous repairs were done with butt connectors and by the time i got them cut out there was nothing to solder to. The local GM dealershi...
drive line binds with engine braking
11/24/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[PowerTrain: 92 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L] This is my own plow truck. I bought it new in 1992. Has about 280,000 miles. It has the original front and rear diff, 5 speed manual trans, 241 manual shift transfer case, drive shafts, and engine. For the last few y...
Dodge runs lean but say it rich
11/24/2021 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Driveability: 00 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L] Sorry may be long. Truck comes in miss on #6 cyl. Pull #6 plug looks lean, comprression test 120 # cly #4 150. Leak down air flow out exhaust you can hear it. Pull heads, can see crack in both heads. New heads and 8...
Silicone Poisoning
11/24/2021 in the Technical Theory Forum
I have a few questions regarding the use of RTV. How does silicone gasket maker poison the o2 sensors/ converter? Is it just the fumes from it drying? After it cures, is it a threat? Does the fumes have to be combusted to poison? Do all RTV gasket maker c...
Cummins EGR Operation theory
11/24/2021 in the HD/Fleet Forum
Read a trade magazine on my lunch break. The author stated "the Cummins 6.7L EGR system....in certain engine conditions, exhaust gases are cycled through the engine a second time to burn any remaining pollutants from the initial internal combustion." Was ...

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