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There are over 20 different automotive discussion forums in the iATN members only area, with 2.2 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

Subaru 3.0 low/no compression all cyls due to carbon buildup
01/13/2018 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Engine: 01 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L] 2001 Subaru outback with H-6 3.0 111,500 miles. Car was driven home, parked, and wouldn't start the next day. No compression on left bank, 30psi on right bank. Initially thought timing chain broke or jumped. Saw...
07 lincoln slips-smells what seals
01/13/2018 in the Transmission Forum
[Transmission: 07 Lincoln MKX 3.5L] regular customer with a 2007 Lincoln awd 6f50 trans. Maybe a year ago we installed a new factory transfer case. About 8 months after that we had to overhaul the trans, no problems or issues then. Got a full overhaul a...
LOF on the Drive-On?
01/13/2018 in the Shop Management Forum
Last 3 LOFs done on my 2 post Rotary, wheels dangling, trans in N, steering unlocked yielded.... 1. 1 loose lower control arm bolt 2. 1 loose front (FWD car) wheel bearing 3. 1 growling rear wheel bearing in addition to the LOF. ;O).
No steering wheel, no pedals
01/13/2018 in the Industry Issues Forum
Check this out: I liked Byron's response to "Will flat rate ever go away". This article seems to back up his prediction: "Mercedes-Benz will make an electric or hybrid version of all its cars by 2022, and they're not alone. Volvo will go all electric by n...
5.4l Stalling And Shutting Down
01/12/2018 in the Technical Discussion Forum
Was working on this truck, changed all coils and spark plugs, cleaned all injectors and put it all basck together. It fired up no problem and idled by itself for about an hour and a half. Now then it shut it\'s self off and took forever to restart. G...

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