SureTrack Real Fixes

  • Why Use the SureTrack Community?

    You’ve heard the saying the “two heads are better than one.” Well, how about thousands of heads – specifically heads of professional auto repair technicians filled with years of knowledge about fixing vehicles? The SureTrack Community is a collaborative, online tool in our ProDemand auto repair information software that you can use to ask and […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Difficult Avenger

    Here’s the scenario. Customer drives car in needing engine replacement. Install replacement engine and car no longer starts as it should. You’ve checked everything you can think of and now you need the help of the community. SureTrack community member discountautoservicetn had a Chevrolet Spark in their shop that had no spark and wouldn’t start […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Stalling Accord

    You’re ready for that New Year’s Eve party so you hop in your trusty Honda Accord and drive off but the car stalls. Fortunately it starts up again and you’re on your way. But it happens again intermittently so you end up taking it to your favorite repair shop to get it fixed. Follow this […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Wiper Drain

    Nothing can be me more frustrating than getting in your car in the morning to go to work only to find it won’t start because the battery is dead. Did you leave the lights on? Or is something else draining the battery overnight. Follow this Real Fix to see how a parasitic draw on the […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Cold Misfire

    Sometimes the conditions under which you diagnose a problem are critical to finding a solution. SureTrack community member EddRSmith had a Toyota Camry in the shop where they had replaced the defective ignition parts to correct a misfire condition but the customer still experiences the issue. They posed the question to the community, and with […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: TPS Report

    Throttle position sensors are a key component in any modern engine. If they are giving the wrong reading, everything else goes haywire. Follow this Real Fix to see how a driveability problem on this BMW X5 was diagnosed and repaired. Vehicle 2001 BMW X5 30i 3.0L Title P0101, Replaced Throttle Body Complaint The customer states […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Not Cool Lincoln

    It can be very frustrating to replace a lot of parts and still not have a fix for a problem. SureTrack community member mannym27 had a Lincoln MKZ in the shop where the air conditioning wouldn’t work and they replaced a lot of components trying to fix it to no avail. They posed the question […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: No Cruise at Night

    Modern vehicles have very sensitive electrical systems and are generally made to work with OEM components. Sometimes aftermarket components can cause issues. SureTrack community member SHORTWRECKERMAN had a Chevrolet Tahoe in the shop where the cruise control would turn off when the headlights were turned on. They posed the question to the community, and with […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Boost Control

    Turbochargers were originally used on performance cars to boost the power. Nowadays they are also used to help small engines give reasonable performance while maintaining high fuel efficiency. Follow this Real Fix to see how to diagnose and repair a turbocharger related diagnostic code on this 2002 Volkswagen Jetta. Vehicle 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Brakes Lock Steering

    Hydroboost is a system where the power steering system is used to power the brake booster. SureTrack community member Ourfamilygarage had a Ford Super Duty truck in the shop that had spongy brakes and the steering locking up while braking. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member […]