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There are over 20 different automotive discussion forums in the iATN members only area, with 2.3 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

OAT or HOAT or neither
05/15/2018 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Engine: 13 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5L] Alldata just gives the ford spec #. I have been given Zerex G-05 coolant to put back in the system. It is a HOAT coolant and I am curious as to whether this is correct for this truck. The Ford spec on the bottle doesnt ma...
Oil in Coolant
05/15/2018 in the Technical Discussion Forum
I'm going to replace a head on a Saturn, it's leaking oil into the cooling system. The oil looks OK and no noise or anything indicating an oil issue. It would be nice to replace hoses , thermostat, water pump at the same time. Will the short time (2 - 3 d...
2011 jeep air suspension issues
05/15/2018 in the Technical Discussion Forum
[Chassis: 11 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7L] Vehicle came in with suspension all the way down to the ground. Compressor was bad, motor on the compressor end was broken/cracked and the piston/conn rod hanging out. Seemed simple enough ordered a new one...
2002 Sportage injector colors
05/15/2018 in the Technical Discussion Forum
Hi guys, We are working on an 02 Kia Sportage that we are replacing the front two injectors on. The truck as presented to us had 2 green injectors in the rear and two beige ones in front. Our supplier sent us 2 green ones to put in the front. WE called th...
Code 1521
05/15/2018 in the Technical Theory Forum
[Engine: 10 Jeep Commander Limited 5.7L] How does the PCM determine the oil viscosity is correct? This code was stored P1521; before changing to the correct oil.The engine is a 5.7 L with MDS!

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