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: Slow To Get Going

    Sometimes you don’t know if you’ve fixed a vehicle immediately afterward since it needs time to relearn. SureTrack community member MICHAEL2PINE17TRANSMISSIONS had a Chevrolet Silverado in their shop that had a problem accelerating. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Ericsautomotive and others, they were able to […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Intermittent Blower

    Here’s another mid-summer air conditioning issue. And this time the customer did not tell the shop that they had already replaced some parts. SureTrack community member juniur had a Ford Edge in their shop where the air conditioner blower wouldn’t keep blowing. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: On the Hunt for a Leak

    Refrigerant leaks can be tricky to track down in modern cars since so many components are hard to get to or see clearly. SureTrack community member Lutters had a Prius in their shop that repeatedly lost its A/C refrigerant. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member ericsautomotive […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Too Hot at Idle

    It’s the middle of a record hot summer and your customer’s Jeep is overheating in traffic. They had it repaired at another shop and even tried to fix it themselves. Now it’s your problem. SureTrack community member ProAutoValdosta had a Jeep Cherokee in the shop that would overheat but all the obvious causes are resolved. […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Pulsing, Whining Suburban

    Replacing parts more than once is a real time waster for shops and frustrating for customers. Unfortunately not all new or rebuilt parts hold up as they should. SureTrack community member Ourfamilygarage had a Chevy Suburban in the shop that the alternator had been replaced in the past and now had symptoms indicating it had […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Harsh HHR

    Diagnosing and repairing transmissions can be a complicated process. Sometimes you need a little help from your friends before diving in further. SureTrack community member Abe_Lincoln had a Chevrolet HHR that came in for harsh shifting and not going into overdrive. They posed their question to the community, and with the help of fellow community […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Falling out of Gear

    So your customer had their transmission rebuilt somewhere but it still doesn’t work right? You tear it apart and everything looks great. What’s your next step? SureTrack community member MIKE1968 had a Ford F150 in the shop that would fall out of gear when coming to a stop. They posed their question to the community, […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: It Takes Patience

    They say patience is a virtue but when it comes to car repair, patience isn’t always going to cut it even though it would eventually have fixed itself. SureTrack community member Ourfamilygarage had a Dodge Dakota that they repaired for a misfire condition but it wasn’t completely cured. They posed their question to the community, […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Low Pressure Torrent

    Low fuel pressure issues are fairly straightforward to diagnose and repair but when something happens you don’t expect it can lead to a hunt for the cause. SureTrack community member mcivortowing had a Pontiac Torrent in the shop that had a stalling issue due to low fuel pressure. They replaced the fuel pump but still […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Stopping the Journey

    Doing the same thing over and over again and getting the same result is usually insanity. But in this case you need to do it over and over again more to get the right result. SureTrack community member lus56me had a Dodge Journey in the shop that had a problem with the brake pedal going […]