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: Bad Mix

    Having a new trouble code after you do repairs, and there are no symptoms, can be frustrating? SureTrack community member germanautorepairM had a BMW 335i in the shop that they repaired a misfire situation but now have a code 29E0 (P0171). They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Wet Connector

    Every technician knows that water in the PCM is not a good thing. So you replace it and you still have issues, what do you do? SureTrack community member juniur had a Chevrolet Aveo that had water in the PCM and a code P2138. They posed the question to the community, and with the help […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Make The Switch

    Sometimes a code will lead you down the wrong path, especially when the underlying symptoms seem unrelated. Follow this Real Fix to see how a stalling Buick Regal with a traction control module code was diagnosed and the component that caused the problem. Vehicle 2004 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Title U1040, Replaced Ignition Switch Complaint […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Cantankerous Camry

    It can be very frustrating when you fix a car and park it in your lot for a couple days and then it won’t start. SureTrack community member kbarnes had a Toyota Camry in their shop that they had fixed a couple issues and parked it in their lot. When they went to move it, […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: F150 Go Boom!

    So you’re trying to start your truck and hear an explosion under the hood. That can’t be good! SureTrack community member southauto had a Ford F150 pickup in their shop that had an issue with hard starting followed by the intake manifold exploding. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Oil And Water Do Mix

    They say oil and water don’t mix, but in a radiator it mixes into a milky mess. Technicians never like to see that when opening the radiator cap since it can indicate serious damage. SureTrack community member bmaples had a Chevrolet Cruze that had been to another shop that recommended replacing the engine because of […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Hot and Cold FJ

    Vehicles with multiple zone HVAC systems often have problems with heat distribution. But what do you do when it’s a single zone system and heat is only coming out of one side? SureTrack community member JOSH STEPHENSON had a Toyota FJ Crusier that would only put out heat on the driver side of the vehicle. […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Morning Shakes

    Winter is coming but you don’t expect your car to have the shivers in the morning. SureTrack community member carguru had a BMW X5 in the shop where the owner had a problem where it would shake when first started in the morning. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Disco Dash

    Electrical gremlins are no fun to deal with and a lot of them are caused by power and ground issues. SureTrack community member joesal67 had a Ford Econoline van in the shop that had the dash lights flashing under certain circumstances as well as other lighting issues. They posed the question to the community, and […]