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There are over 20 different automotive discussion forums in the iATN members only area, with 2.4 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

An Alignment Machine Conundrum
01/28/2020 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
I write a lot about wheel service equipment. I feel I have seen just about it all, we work on a lot of interesting issues but this one set us for loop. This is what happens when you forget about the basics and rely too much on technology. We have access t...
Ford RWBL and CHMSL
01/28/2020 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Electrical: 07 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L] Above tagged vehicle. [...] At the risk of looking stooopid, and maybe this is right there in the SI, and I missed it, I will post what happened today anyway. As per the usual, there was no customer complaint on the R...
380 sl Fuel Pump Relay
01/28/2020 in the Technical Discussion Forum
1981 380 SL. Came in no start. Diagnosed FUEL PUMP RELAY. Replaced relay . Now vehicle will run for about 4-5 seconds and die. Once relay is energized what keeps it engaged ? The relay was energizing before but not transferring voltage. Now will not stay ...
Firewall repair
01/28/2020 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[PowerTrain: 88 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L] I'm trying to find the "small" repair bracket for these trucks to fix the flex in the firewall at the clutch master cylinder. I have been told that they no longer exist. I can find the large bracket in the aftermar...
i-HDS Locked
01/28/2020 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Hi guys I’ve set I-HDS on my windows 10 laptop with CD+2 and when hooking up to the car this msg pops up. Trying log in to service express but seems like caps lock is on all the time and keep saying incorrect log in. Can turn caps lock off, outside H...

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