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  • SureTrack Real Fix: Rough on the Trail

    Many manufacturers began fitting DPF’s from 2009 onwards to reduce the amount of toxic particulates from the exhaust. However, many drivers face DPF issues when using their vehicles for short journeys only, causing a visit to their local shop. Take a look at this rough running X-Trail was fixed using live data. Vehicle 2013 Nissan […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Spaced Out Lexus

    Sometimes a simple part you don’t notice can stop you from repairing your customer’s vehicle. SureTrack community member BRIANRINGS1 had a Lexus IS250 in their shop that wouldn’t start and found that fuel pressure was low, even after replacing the pump twice. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: EGR Codes

    Carbon is not your friend when it comes to engine performance and emission controls. Follow this Real Fix to see how the diagnostic codes on this Volkswagen Golf diesel were diagnosed and confirmed the faulty device. Vehicle 2010 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Diesel Title 7563, P0407, P046C, Replaced Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve Complaint The customer states […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Pressure Problem

    There’s no pressure here when you have your Snap-on scan tool ready to read fault codes and analyse live data. Take a look at how using a multi-meter and scope function allows you to identify the fix much quicker. Vehicle 2009 Fiat 500 1.3 Diesel Title P2453, Replaced Diesel Particulate Filter Pressure Sensor Complaint The […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Make the Switch

    Here’s another fix for an intermittent no start. In this case it was easy to reproduce but hard to track down. SureTrack community member schoolhouse2021 had a Honda Accord in their shop that intermittently wouldn’t start accompanied by strange noises under the dash. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Smoke Test to the Rescue

    Don’t get distracted by trouble codes indicating a faulty component, proper testing procedures will lead to a successful repair the first time. Follow this Real Fix to see how a technician diagnosed codes P0131, P0171 and P1123 on this Chevrolet Tahoe and found the components that caused the problem. Vehicle 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Title […]