The Case of the Finicky Flatbed

Here’s a diagnostic case study involving all the critical elements of a great electrical system who-done-it: vehicle started fine when first brought in but wouldn’t start after the repair was completed; aftermarket equipment plays a key role in this mystery; the vehicle owner had tinkered with the system and (bonus)…

Back to Basics: The Winter Edition

With the drop in temperatures, winter brings on a major increase in the incidence of starting and charging system issues. This is often due to the cold exposing battery weakness but can also be caused by a variety of other problems. This month, we’ll make our way around the horn…

Does Mother Nature Have It In for Cars?

Vehicle owners have a lot to worry about: increasing fuel prices… aggressive drivers… the cost of keeping a vehicle on the road… red light cameras… enormous potholes… even dibs when it snows. For most drivers, animal attacks of any kind would be at the bottom of the list of things…

Shorted Data Bus

Today’s iATN spotlight digs into the trouble that can be caused by a shorted data bus and how such a problem can be diagnosed and resolved. In this very thorough post, Morgan from Minnesota details the process by which he identified the data bus as the culprit, the tools he…