SureTrack Real Fixes

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Not So Smart Key Kia

    It’s always a risk trying to fix a car that the owner worked on themselves first and now is broken. SureTrack community member sleazen had a Kia Optima in their shop that the customer swapped the engine in and now won’t start. They replaced the pump but that didn’t fix it. They posed the question […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Stop Your Whining

    Whining customers are one thing you might not be able to fix but a whining power steering system should be easy. SureTrack community member jacksonwhidbey had an Acura MDX in their shop that had a whining power steering pump. They replaced the pump but that didn’t fix it. They posed the question to the community, […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Contaminated Caddy

    When your customer inadvertently puts diesel into their gasoline powered car, you start off with cleaning the fuel system but would you expect a problem with the car’s security system as well? SureTrack community member kbarnes had a Cadillac CTS in their shop that wouldn’t start after having the fuel system contaminated with diesel. They […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: One Hot Turbo, or Three

    One turbocharger failure is bad enough, but three in a row tells you there is something else going on. SureTrack community member kcautorepair had a Subaru Legacy in their shop with a broken turbo that they ended up replacing three times. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Is It Hot Or Not?

    Mixed signals from a vehicle can be frustrating, such as having a message on the dash saying the engine is hot when it’s not. SureTrack community member sportsman850sp had a Buick Lucerne in their shop that would display “Engine Hot A/C Off” on the dash as soon as the vehicle was started cold. They posed […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Tick Tick Ticking Chevy

    Active Fuel Management (AFM) is a cylinder deactivation system on some General Motors vehicles. They can be problematic so when one acts up, you look to the common causes. When that doesn’t fix it, you ask your fellow techs. SureTrack community member Ourfamilygarage had a Chevrolet Silverado in their shop that would had a ticking […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Stop Overfilling

    Sometimes you have to observe how a customer uses their vehicle to track down a problem. But sometimes you need a bit more help. SureTrack community member rockyridge2 had a Toyota Highlander in their shop that would stall after filling up, but not every time. They posed the question to the community, and with the […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Stop Overfilling

    Sometimes you have to observe how a customer uses their vehicle to track down a problem. But sometimes you need a bit more help. SureTrack community member rockyridge2 had a Toyota Highlander in their shop that would stall after filling up, but not every time. They posed the question to the community, and with the […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Haunted Shifter

    Would it creep you out if you’re driving along and your automatic transmission shifter decides to move to neutral on its own? SureTrack community member kamesautomotive had a Chevy Express van in their shop that did this but they knew it wasn’t haunted but wasn’t sure what the cause was. They posed the question to […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Cold Rattle

    Sometime we forget that the first place to start your diagnostics is the TSB library. SureTrack community member CESARS AUTO REPAIR had a Honda Accord in their shop that had a cold start rattle, they were headed down the path of changing timing chain components. They posed the question to the community, and with the […]