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June 23, 2017 Larry from Utah shares some useful information regarding driveline angle measurements.

Measuring Driveline Angles
Here's some information I posted years ago but think it bears repeating. This is a 11:26 long video that takes all the mystery out of driveline angles, how to measure them electronically, and how much angle is "too much"...

June 13, 2017 Mark from CO shares with us his technique using a thermal camera to track down a parasitic load and his solution.

Thermal Camera to Find Parasitic Drain
Welcome technical discussion forum (TDF) readers. Thought I would share a pdf file/report. 1999 Cobra Mustang came in with customer complaint of battery being repeatedly drained. Customer had to replace battery several times over last 5 years, vehicle has been to several shops...

June 2, 2017 Check out the latest iATN Review Newsletter, in it you’ll find some cool tech tips and more provided by our members!

May 18, 2017 If you're a Ford tech using IDS, check out this discussion on advanced diagnostics.

Forcing your way into a Ford 'As built' session
You can force an "as built" session, by going to the IDS "system utilities" pocket knife screen. On the -right- side about half way down click the "update/special function" option, and a new screen with a blue field will open, type in 53091 then go back and start the normal PMI procedure...

April 7, 2017 James from Florida writes about how to go about analyzing incorrect airflow on 1.4L engines found on Chevrolet Sonic and Cruze vehicles.

Incorrect Intake Airflow in 1.4 Cruze and Sonic
There are some problems with incorrect and/or unmetered intake airflow in Cruze and Sonic vehicles with the 1.4 turbo engine. They usually result in a rough idle with P0171 set or with no driveability complaints and P1101 set. If you see one...

March 28, 2017 Leo from NY shares a tip about how he can remotely control his 1/4 air ratchet when working in tight spots.

Air ratchet in tight spaces
Every once in a blue moon, a have to run an air ratchet in a space too small to operate the trigger. A neat side effect of the setup is that the unpressurized section of hose from the extension trigger to the...

March 15, 2017 Jack from CA writes about registering a battery pack for a Nissan Leaf. Check out the entire discussion on iATN.

Registering a battery pack for a Nissan leaf
When replacing a battery pack, battery ECU, or powertrain control module on a Nissan Leaf, a few steps must be taken which may not be immediately apparent to either the shop owner or the technician, and which may affect...

February 27, 2017 iATN to Broadcast 2017 Vision Exchange from the Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo in Overland Park Kansas on Fri Mar. 3rd @ 1:00 PM CST.

The Industry Think Tank Panel Discussions over the past few years has evolved and is poised to bring to the stage panelists from across the industry to discuss current training programs, challenges and accomplishments. Please join us for the 2017 VISION Exchange live from Overland Park Kansas at the VISION Hi-Tech Training and Expo.

The following panelists for this event are:

  • Chris Chesney - Manager/Educator | Carquest/Advanced Auto Parts
  • Mike Davidson - President | American Skilled Labor Association
  • Julia Johnson - Educator | Skyline College
  • Bill Lieb - Educator | Career and Technology Center at Fort Osage
  • Greg Settle - Director | TechForce Foundation
  • Richard Young - Program Director | Technician Academy
  • Moderator: Rick Escalambre - Educator Skyline College (Retired)
Come and join us to help create a clearer communication channel between educators and the industry they serve in order to strengthen the learning path of tomorrow's technicians.

February 14, 2017 We've just released updates to our two newest services. Auto Pro Careers has had many improvements to the layout and behavior to make it easier to post your job ads and search for employers and potential employees.

Auto Pro Reviews, formerly known as Auto Pro Wiki, has been renamed to more properly emphasize it's primary feature: member reviews of products and services in the auto service industry. We've also made it much easier to start a product review, try it today!

Auto Pro Reviews Video
We will continue to improve this product & service guide with your participation and feedback, so that it can become a great resource for all of us moving forward.

February 3, 2017 Mark from Michigan starts a discussion in the Shop Management forum that talks about reviews which demonstrates some response suggestions for real situations.

Online Review Response
Greetings, I received an email from a client asking for my thoughts regarding a negative online review. Following is a brief account of the situation, followed by a draft of what I thought would be a good reply to...

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