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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

13 GMC Terrain, Electronic, none, none
08/19/2022 in the GM HVAC Discussion
Hi to all . Need your help , thank you first . I have this vehicle 2013 GMC Terrain 2.4L , auto A/C ,single unit. This is variable displacement solenoid valve compressor . A/C blowing hot . Engine run , A/C on , clutch engage , High side pressure 22 psi ,...
15 Chrysler Town & Country, Misfire/MIL
08/19/2022 in the Chrysler Driveability Discussion
Replaced ignition coil, spark plugs and fuel injector at other shop and vehicle still has misfire on cylinder 3. Customer came to us and we also replaced ignition coil and fuel injector but vehicle still has misfire on cylinder 3. Did compression test and...
94 Ford Bronco, Starting
08/18/2022 in the Ford Electrical Discussion
Hi, this 94 bronco 5.8L drove in w transmission shifting funny, scanned codes and found tps code. Replace tp sensor, no more codes, scan data showing tps moving smooth but now we have no spark. Disconnected tp sensor - still no spark. 5V ref signal at the...
14 Ford Focus, Hesitation
08/18/2022 in the Ford Driveability Discussion
Just swapped engine due to customers daughter overheating. This thing will not get out of its own way. It has very little throttle response but idles smooth and eventually goes ok when up to speed. Will not set a code. Tech did not realize by removing the...
13 Ford F-450 Super Duty, Hesitation
08/18/2022 in the Ford Driveability Discussion
Hi, thank you for taking the time to help. This one seems to be one of the throttle position sensors because the throttle has to be depressed to 23% before it matches TPS B (TPS B never drops below 23%, it goes up but not down.) and then the engine surges...

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.