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  • SureTrack Community Fix: Resistant Starter

    Intermittent starting issues can certainly be frustrating and can lead to fear of being stranded. SureTrack community member grizz81 had a RAM 1500 pickup in their shop that would randomly be hard to start or would start cranking then stop. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Bad Signals

    Anti-lock brakes and traction control systems have been standard on vehicles for many years now. These important safety features rely on good signals from various components to work properly. Follow this Real Fix to see how a code C0050 on a Chevrolet Tahoe was diagnosed and the components that caused the problem were determined. Vehicle […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Blown HHR

    Correct fuel and air ratios are the key to any engine running properly. Many factors can mess up this ratio and cause problems but even with them correct, you can still have issues that seem like that is the cause. SureTrack community member locustpoint had a Chevrolet HHR Turbo in their shop that was running […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Pulsing Cruiser

    Most mechanics want to resist the urge to just swap parts when presented with a diagnostic code and instead do the diagnostic work to find the actual cause. SureTrack community member locustpoint had a PT Cruiser in their shop that was pulsing when driving and had a code P0339 for the crankshaft sensor. Testing showed […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Bearing with it

    When the check engine light illuminates it could be for any number of reasons. In this case this Toyota Aygo was diagnosed with a throwout bearing fault. This bearing allows the clutch to smoothly operate within the gear box and is essential for proper clutch function. Vehicle 2010 Toyota Aygo 1.0 1KR-FE Petrol GB Title […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Throttling Issue

    The throttle body on vehicles controls the air provided to the engine for combustion. There several controls related to its function and when one goes bad the vehicle won’t run right. Follow this Real Fix to see how code P2101 was diagnosed on this vehicle and how the issue was resolved. Vehicle 2019 Chevrolet Suburban […]