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  • SureTrack Community Fix: Get a Grip

    Remember when you pulled a lever, or stepped on a pedal to set the parking brake? Electronic parking brakes have proliferated through the automotive industry introducing another system to diagnose. SureTrack community member HHBA1 had a Mazda CX-5 that was setting parking brake codes and they were going down the path of replacing the module. […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Correct the Reading

    This Audi was soon back to reading the correct exhaust gas temperature in this quick fix. Using live data from a Snap-on Scan Tool was a valuable resource saving time and getting to the fix quicker. Vehicle 2012 Audi A1 1.6 Diesel Title 14355, P242A, P242B, Replaced Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor (B1-S3) Complaint The customer […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Rogue Fuses

    Sometimes a positive test result can lead you to confusion over the cause of a problem. SureTrack community member Nhaugen had a Nissan Rogue in their shop that would blow the fuse to the blower motor multiple times. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member markbob, and […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Exhausted MINI

    Diagnosing this Mini is not exhausting when using the Triton D10! The Scanner and lab scope were used to electronically prove the failure, and was backed up with the visual inspection. Another fix successfully completed. Vehicle 2013 MINI R55 1.6 Petrol GB Title 283D, 2845, Replaced Exhaust Valve Timing Control Solenoid Complaint The customer states […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Maxima Speed

    A lot of data is used in modern automotive systems when controlling automatic transmissions. You may have to look past the transmission to find the cause of an issue with it. SureTrack community member Lbrent2444 had a Nissan Maxima in their shop that wouldn’t shift out of first gear and ended up replacing the transmission […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Spitting Kia

    Fuel is expensive, so a problem that causes fuel to spill on the ground is especially frustrating for drivers. SureTrack community member olivierm had a Kia Spectra in their shop that needed a new fuel tank due to corrosion. They replaced the fuel tank and checked the rest of the system, but fuel would spit […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: False Oil Level

    Sometimes you have to take your diagnostic process even further to get to the fix, as shown here. Having a scan tool with a multi-meter function allowed for the testing of the oil level sensor. See below to find out how. Vehicle 2010 Hyundai i30 1.6 Diesel Title P250C, Replaced Engine Oil Level Sensor Complaint […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: NOx Scope

    What do you do when your multi-meter shows voltage and ground, and the NOx sensor wiring harness shows no sign of damage? Take a look at this quick fix where a lab-scope was used to take a deeper dive into the cause of an erratic NOx sensor parameter. Vehicle 2015 Skoda Yeti 2.0 Diesel Title […]