SureTrack Real Fixes

Learn what has worked for other technicians like you. Real Fixes are based on expert knowledge from professional technicians who have solved the same vehicle issues you may be facing, and cover just about every year/make/model combination that you’re likely to see in your shop.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Hot and Cold FJ

    Vehicles with multiple zone HVAC systems often have problems with heat distribution. But what do you do when it’s a single zone system and heat is only coming out of one side? SureTrack community member JOSH STEPHENSON had a Toyota FJ Crusier that would only put out heat on the driver side of the vehicle. […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Morning Shakes

    Winter is coming but you don’t expect your car to have the shivers in the morning. SureTrack community member carguru had a BMW X5 in the shop where the owner had a problem where it would shake when first started in the morning. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Disco Dash

    Electrical gremlins are no fun to deal with and a lot of them are caused by power and ground issues. SureTrack community member joesal67 had a Ford Econoline van in the shop that had the dash lights flashing under certain circumstances as well as other lighting issues. They posed the question to the community, and […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Check the FPR Screen

    When you’re not familiar with a particular engine, it’s great to get help from experts. And the SureTrack Community is ready to help. SureTrack community member Nhaugen had a GMC Sierra Duramax diesel in the shop that wouldn’t start. Since they weren’t that familiar with these engines, they posed the question to the community, and […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Rich Honda

    Sometimes assuming something is not the cause of your problem leads to doing a lot of extra work just to end up in the same place. SureTrack community member perkins1987 had a Honda Ridgeline in their shop that was running rich and had the check engine light on. They posed the question to the community, […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Pilot Light On

    When the battery warning light comes on but the vehicle is charging as it should, you need to figure out what could cause that issue. SureTrack community member Richard_C had a Honda Pilot in their shop where the battery warning light is always on but no issues are found immediately. They posed the question to […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: ABS Code P0040

    Anti-lock brake system codes are usually reliable at pointing to the component at fault, but not always. You should always follow the complete diagnostics to fix it right the first time. Follow this Real Fix to see how a code P0040 on this 2007 Buick Terraza was diagnosed and the component that caused the problem. […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Routine Service Causes Issues

    Doing routine maintenance on your customer’s car and then having a new problem on the test drive can sure ruin your day. SureTrack community member Taddia78 had a BMW X5 in their shop that had multiple misfires after doing maintenance. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Stuck Sunroof

    Technicians always want to complete the repairs of a customer vehicle but sometimes that doesn’t happen for various reasons. SureTrack community member rsm110 had a Ford F250 Super Duty in their shop where the sunroof wouldn’t open. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member DAG1365, and others, […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Jerky Passat

    Driveability problems can be caused by many things. And when you have multiple candidates you always want to start with the basics which are usually the most economical repairs. When that doesn’t work, you can come to the Community for help. SureTrack community member alltune had a Volkswagen Passat in their shop that would jerk […]