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Technical Assistance for Auto Pros

TechHelp is the heart of iATN: thousands of professional automotive technicians, from all over the world, helping each other with real-world automotive problems, 24 hours a day. A feed of some of the latest TechHelp requests is shown below. Inside the members-only area, your personalized TechHelp page is the central clearinghouse for all things related to TechHelp. You can open a new help request, update or close requests that you currently have open, add further comments to help requests you have closed in the past, help other members with their vehicle problems, update your TechHelp email subscription settings, view the current TechHelp stats for you and the rest of iATN, and more.

Latest TechHelp Activity

iATN members may view yesterday's automotive repair discussion on Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, and GM vehicles, including this month's automotive discussion and top diagnostic trouble codes.

Recent Automotive Discussions in TechHelp

11 Buick Regal, No-start/Cuts-out
11/27/2021 in the GM Driveability Discussion
Good day everyone, I was originally trained by Model A mechanics, and have around 50 years in the trade. (Tech now's a bit more advanced) This is my Sister's car. I'm pretty good with hi tech, but do not have a programmer to go any farther. She was cruizi...
07 Chevrolet Tahoe, Mechanical, oil pressure
11/27/2021 in the GM Engine Discussion
vehicle came in, p0300 p0301 oil pressure faults. customer drove vehicle to shop. found collapse lifter. removed head replaced all lifters down bank 1 push rod and rocker. replaced oil pressure sensor and screen before assembly. vehicle starts and runs fi...
16 Buick Enclave, Alignment
11/26/2021 in the GM Chassis Discussion
After replacing the transmission, realign the vehicle, I have a pull to the left. The numbers are pretty close to being dead on. I have rechecked the subframe mounts, ok. The bolts are tight, the lower ball joints are tight as well as the lower control co...
08 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Poor-idle/Stall
11/24/2021 in the GM Driveability Discussion
Have this truck that both st fuel trims reach -15 to -20 at idle. Cleaned t-body, ck fuel press(ok), replaced maf old maf pids looked good. On cold start is hard to start but will start up with slight throttle applied. Iat pids bounce from -4 to actual te...
08 Nissan Sentra, Mechanical, Cmp & Ckp
11/24/2021 in the Asian Engine Discussion
Vehicle came in on tow truck for a no start. Hooked up scanner and found a CKP code. Replaced CKP sensor with Nissan sensor and still nothing. Tested wiring from CKP to ECM and found everything to be okay. Also checked powers and grounds to the ECM. Vehic...

Example TechHelp Request

The example TechHelp request below highlights not only the original request, which included some waveforms posted by the member for extra detail on his issue, but also the related documents & media found on iATN, and our sister company Identifix's Direct-Hit product. Not shown in the screenshot are the replies received by the member on their help request, and the fix they posted describing how they solved the issue with the vehicle.


Using TechHelp

Although iATN TechHelp originally started back in 1995 as an email-only service, most members use TechHelp today via our website, where they have the ability to filter their view of TechHelp down to requests on very specific makes, models, and other keywords. In addition to the help requests, every member is able to read the final "fix" posted by the author. Premium (paid) members, as well as basic (free) members that regularly offer help to other members, are able to view all of the replies received on each TechHelp request. All of this information is searchable in the iATN Knowledge Base.

Many members use TechHelp not only to help others, but also to keep an eye on the interesting fixes that are posted each day. Subscribing to TechHelp by email is a great way to keep up-to-date on the latest issues facing your favorite carline.

TechHelp by Email

In addition to reading TechHelp via the web, you can subscribe to it via email. Once you join the network, you may begin receiving some TechHelp email help requests from other members, either in summary format (sent nightly), or via individual email requests. You may switch formats, choose a different email volume level (choices range from receiving 0 to 70 help requests per day), and choice of topics. TechHelp email is currently split up into 5 major topics (Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, and GM), and 10 sub-topics (Body, Brakes, Chassis, Driveability, Electrical, Engine, HVAC, Misc., PowerTrain, and Transmission issues), providing 50 combinations for you to choose from. You can mix and match which topics you receive to focus on your specialties.

Note: To keep the quality of TechHelp requests at a high level, members are expected to offer help prior to asking for help, and members are limited in the number of help requests they can send each month.