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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

16 Ford Flex, Wipers, Wipers
09/20/2021 in the Ford Electrical Discussion
Wipers stuck on delay mode 1. Scan data shows in the SCCM the wipers are on the 1st delay setting. I'm looking for some direction before removing components No codes Thanks.
06 Audi TT, Mechanical, 1-2 & 2-3 shift
09/20/2021 in the European Transmission Discussion
There are no transmission fault codes and the fluid level is OK. Only after driving approximately 20 minutes there is an issue with the 1-2 and 2-3 upshifts. Instead of one surge of torque for each shift there are two. It is as if two clutch packs were be...
14 Cadillac SRX, Safety, blind side module
09/20/2021 in the GM Electrical Discussion
found connector and module connection green and connectors corroded need to repair connector and replace module.Question is can i replace with used module and will it require programing and can it be reflashed .right side blind side module u0233.
08 Toyota 4Runner, MIL
09/20/2021 in the Asian Driveability Discussion
This vehicle is from a used car dealer bought at auction. The car lot replaced MAF sensor, plugs and both upstream air/fuel ration sensors (denso). While at idle in closed loop and driving the stft will stay at *-8 for a 30 mile trio. When started the nex...
90 Buick Reatta, Lighting, Turn signal flasher
09/20/2021 in the GM Electrical Discussion
If anyone remembers where the turn signal flasher is located I would appreciate the heads up. I looked in Alldata and Mitchell, they suggest right side of steering column. I cant seem to find it. Thanks in advance for any replies. Need location on turn si...

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.