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 Real Fix: Boosting Audi Turbo

    The turbocharger of a 2018 Audi A3 turbo was faced with a faulty actuator, allowing exhaust gases to escape prematurely. Discover how the SureTrack community helped a fellow member fix the wastegate actuator of the turbocharger to ensure the speed of the turbine and the compressor are accurately controlled. This post provides a detailed account of the diagnostic steps taken, with the use of scan tools, to identify the problem and quickly find a resolution.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Smoking out the Cracks

    A crack in your charge air cooler will definitely be a problem for driveability. Follow this real fix to see how cracks in the charge air cooler caused a code P2279. Vehicle 2012 Audi A3 1.6 Diesel Title P2279, P2359, Replaced Charge Air Cooler Complaint The customer states the check engine light is on. Cause […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: BMW Under Pressure

    The SureTrack Community helped bring crucial insight to light to diagnose a high-pressure fuel system issue. Multiple tests are performed to verify the diagnosis of a faulty fuel injection pump. This SureTrack Real Fix highlights the power of community support, expertise, and experience, where automotive professionals help each other tackle the most challenging issues.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Audi Sensor Resistance

    It’s difficult to identify a diagnosis when a vehicle rolls into the shop with a check engine light, and the scan tool brings up a variety of codes. With the help of the SureTrack Community, this Audi A6 was quickly corrected and back on the road in no time. The post provides a detailed account of the diagnostic steps taken, including the use of scan tools, lab scopes, and multimeters to identify the problem and find a resolution.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Wrong Signals

    The SureTrack community proved its strength yet again when a member posted about a 2010 Volvo XC90 in their shop. The vehicle had a check engine light illuminated and was experiencing a loss of power, much to the customer’s frustration. Eager to resolve the problem, the technician posted the question to the community, and with the help of fellow knowledgeable members and the use of a multi-meter on a Snap-on scan, they were able to identify the root cause and solve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Toyota Limp Mode

    It’s difficult to diagnose the issue when after various repairs, the same code will not budge. SureTrack community member VT-David had a Toyota Camry in the shop with a transmission issue and code even after a transmission overhaul. The pressure control for the SL2 Solenoid was the first problem. After the Solenoid was replaced and ensuring wiring is not damaged, the same code still appeared […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Fast Fix

    This fix illustrates the power of the SureTrack community to quickly help a fellow tech solve a problem in less than 30 minutes. SureTrack community member Jarrett@firstclassautorepairllc had a Chevrolet Equinox in the shop with a lack of power issue. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member […]