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TechHelp

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

08 Subaru Outback, MIL
06/19/2018 in the Asian Driveability Discussion
After replacing exhaust valve on left bank and driving 100 [...] keeps setting. changed both oil switches and solenoids but still get p2008. engine is in real good shape,does not consume oil and runs great. ive monitered the solenoids and pressure switche...
05 Toyota Tacoma, Poor-idle/fast idle
06/19/2018 in the Asian Driveability Discussion
truck has a high idle, around 1100 to 1200 rpm in park, did a air induction service and also a idle relearn according to identifix ( remove efi and ect fuses for 2 to 5 minutes, install fuses , close throttle plate and turn key on ) , when we did that the...
04 Audi A4 Quattro, Low Oil Level Warnin
06/19/2018 in the European Driveability Discussion
This Audi has a yellow low oil level warning light that comes on as soon as it is engaged into gear (drive or reverse) and which stays on, along with occasional warning chime as long as you drive. Oil is full - we drained and refilled 5 quarts of oil when...
88 Chevrolet Corvette, Poor-idle/MIL
06/19/2018 in the GM Driveability Discussion
Hi all in IATN land. I need some confirmation or other tests to repair this Vette. I have monitored the voltage on the burn off circuit, 12 volt supply circuit and the sens circuit. Burn off and supply go to 12 volts during burn off. Sens circuit goes to ...
11 Ford F-450 Super Duty
06/19/2018 in the Ford Transmission Discussion
This 450 has transmission issues. The u0101 code is present in the engine and instrument panel modules. No communication with transmission control module with scanner. Truck will sometimes shift from 1st gear thru 6th but shifts hard each time. Sometime i...

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.

TechHelp

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.