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Electrical Issues Impact Everything

Electrical Issues Impact Everything

Usually, when we address electrical issues in our spotlight, it is related to how an electrical problem prevents a vehicle from starting or renders the charging system inoperable. This month’s feature provides an example of how a simple electrical issue can bring the...
Spinning Key is More Than it Seems

Spinning Key is More Than it Seems

Most of the time when we reference a no-start situation, it is in the context of an electrical system problem, such as a defective battery, poor ground connections or other problem with the movement of electrons through the system. Often, resolving such no-start...
Modified Oil Filter Enables Pressure Testing

Modified Oil Filter Enables Pressure Testing

This time around, we’re venturing a little further afield from our normal electrical system topics, but we think it is well worth it. Ward from Saskatoon posted a great tip to the iATN Technical Tips Forum on how to convert an oil filter to enable it to be used to...
CKP or CMP? Follow the Scan Data

CKP or CMP? Follow the Scan Data

We have highlighted numerous examples of communications issues in the past, emphasizing how vehicle data could be saying one thing while another issue is the root cause of the vehicle data sent. Here’s a great example. Geoff from Hawaii had a problem Nissan Titan with...
GM MOST Bus Diagnosis

GM MOST Bus Diagnosis

We’re back with another extremely useful tip from GM Master Technician James from Florida, this time related to diagnosing GM MOST Bus issues. In this particular case, he had a 2015 Silverado with an inactive display. Using his knowledge of this system’s operating...
More BMW No-Start Fun

More BMW No-Start Fun

Last month’s iATN post was related to a no-start BMW that looked a lot like an EWS failure but turned out to be a faulty ground. In this month’s post, Jurgen from San Cristo’bal De Las Casas (Mexico) identifies anther common no-start culprit in a BWM wake up...