SureTrack Real Fixes

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Hard Starting Diesel

    Diesel engines can be sensitive to fuel quality even though they employ several filters to remove water and other contaminants. But one contaminant in particular is a harder to handle. SureTrack community member kenscssvc had a Ford F350 Super Duty diesel in the shop that was hard to start and ran bad when running. They […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Ecoboost Loses Power

    Modern turbocharged engines provide a lot of power to their owners but can be quite complicated. When you have an issue with lack of power, don’t forget the basics that apply to all engines. SureTrack community member bmaples had a Ford F150 3.5L EcoBoost in the shop that just didn’t have the power it should. […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Updates Are The Key

    We’re constantly being urged to do updates. Updates on our phones, our computers, even our TVs. Even your car needs updates at times. Some newer cars automatically get updates over the air but older ones don’t. SureTrack community member alltune had a Jeep Compass in their shop that couldn’t pass inspection because the fuel monitor […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Just a Touch of Oil

    Intermittent noises are hard to reproduce and therefore hard to track down, especially if they only happen while driving. SureTrack community member Jeffytune had a Cadillac Escalade in the shop that would sometimes make a loud buzzing noise after driving over a bump or dip. They posed the question to the community, and with the […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: No Throttle Van

    Mechanics hate it when they fix a vehicle for one problem and a new unrelated one shows up. SureTrack community member SpidellChris had a Ford Econoline in their shop that they replaced the transmission and fuel tank and after putting it back together had a throttle issue. They posed the question to the community, and […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Bolt It Down

    Electrical systems are very finicky when it comes to connections and grounding. SureTrack community member Ourfamilygarage had a Chevrolet Silverado in their shop that had the airbag light on and no communication with the module. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Dmckemie12 and others, they were […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Cheap Car, Cheap Gas

    Gas prices are high, so drivers are shopping around for the cheapest price. This may cause issues down the road though if the quality isn’t up to snuff. SureTrack community member Jeffytune had a Nissan Versa in their shop that had been towed in for a no start condition but while working on it, it […]

  • 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 […]