SureTrack Real Fixes

Learn what has worked for other technicians like you. Real Fixes are based on expert knowledge from professional technicians who have solved the same vehicle issues you may be facing, and cover just about every year/make/model combination that you’re likely to see in your shop.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: It’s all in the Intake

    After replacing an engine twice in the same vehicle and still having strange mechanical and performance issues, you’d be pulling your hair out. SureTrack community member mdwoods1122 had a Chevrolet Equinox in their shop that came in with a blown engine. They replaced it twice and both times it wouldn’t run right and seemed like […]

  • 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 […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: A Noisy Diesel

    Check out this Land Rover Freelander Real Fix. An unusual engine noise with the check engine light on turned into the vehicle getting a full throttle unit replacement. The whole operation was a success and resulted in a fault code free smooth drive. Read on to find out about the steps taken to find the […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: No Pressure, No Start

    Intermittent no-start issues will have a technician focusing on fuel and ignition systems, but it could be many other things. SureTrack community member CRC251 had a Dodge Nitro in their shop that had the wouldn’t always restart after driving. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member southauto […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Slow Down Light

    Sometimes your best electrical issue diagnostic tool is the SureTrack Community. SureTrack community member ASC71241 had a Honda Accord in their shop that had the battery light coming on intermittently. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member DAG1365 and others, they were able to resolve the issue […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: That’s a Stretch

    Sometimes you may not have the special tools to repair a customer’s vehicle but one of the most useful special tools you do have available is the SureTrack Community. SureTrack community member Jeffytune had an Audi A4 Allroad in their shop that had a starting issue and also a code related to the timing system. […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Boosted Seat

    Back to full boost was speedy in the case using the actuator test on the Solus Legend. Being able to operate the turbocharger wastegate with the actuator test allows you to visually if the wastegate is moving while the multi meter confirms that the signals from the ECU are being sent, enabling me to pinpoint […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Return to Sender

    Here’s another case of an intermittent condition that is frustrating a technician. Especially when it turns out to be a simple fix. SureTrack community member jaybeerepair had a Chevrolet S10 pickup in their shop that had a stalling condition when warm but they had a hard time tracking down the cause. They posed the question […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: No Blower

    It is the actuator tests within the HVAC control module which are key to a speedy diagnosis in this case. Using the actuator tests and the lab scope together enables you to visually see the electronic signal from the HVAC control module to the blower motor resistor, this helps to confirm the fault is with […]