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: Maxima Speed

    A lot of data is used in modern automotive systems when controlling automatic transmissions. You may have to look past the transmission to find the cause of an issue with it. SureTrack community member Lbrent2444 had a Nissan Maxima in their shop that wouldn’t shift out of first gear and ended up replacing the transmission […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Spitting Kia

    Fuel is expensive, so a problem that causes fuel to spill on the ground is especially frustrating for drivers. SureTrack community member olivierm had a Kia Spectra in their shop that needed a new fuel tank due to corrosion. They replaced the fuel tank and checked the rest of the system, but fuel would spit […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: False Oil Level

    Sometimes you have to take your diagnostic process even further to get to the fix, as shown here. Having a scan tool with a multi-meter function allowed for the testing of the oil level sensor. See below to find out how. Vehicle 2010 Hyundai i30 1.6 Diesel Title P250C, Replaced Engine Oil Level Sensor Complaint […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Believe the Code

    When a code tells you over and over again that you have the wrong component installed, you might want to believe it. SureTrack community member Peirs13 had a Ford Escape in their shop that came in with the ABS light on, they replaced the wheel sensor but then got a new code saying it had […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: NOx Scope

    What do you do when your multi-meter shows voltage and ground, and the NOx sensor wiring harness shows no sign of damage? Take a look at this quick fix where a lab-scope was used to take a deeper dive into the cause of an erratic NOx sensor parameter. Vehicle 2015 Skoda Yeti 2.0 Diesel Title […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: This Bull Won’t Charge

    Chasing your tail on an issue can lead to a lot of frustration. SureTrack community member pdmason1492 had a Ford Taurus in their shop that wouldn’t charge the battery, 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 quickly. […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Cracked Civic

    Engine misfires have many causes so there can be a lot of things to check to find them. SureTrack community member schoolhouse2021 had a Civic Hybrid in their shop that had misfires on all cylinders, They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member DAG1365 and others, they were […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Audi A/C Performance

    When a customer states that their A/C isn’t working properly, where do you start? Take a look at this fix where live data was used to identify parameters that were out of the expected range, followed by the use of a multi-meter to check for a voltage and ground. Vehicle 2014 Audi A4 Title Code […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Rough on the Trail

    Many manufacturers began fitting DPF’s from 2009 onwards to reduce the amount of toxic particulates from the exhaust. However, many drivers face DPF issues when using their vehicles for short journeys only, causing a visit to their local shop. Take a look at this rough running X-Trail was fixed using live data. Vehicle 2013 Nissan […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Spaced Out Lexus

    Sometimes a simple part you don’t notice can stop you from repairing your customer’s vehicle. SureTrack community member BRIANRINGS1 had a Lexus IS250 in their shop that wouldn’t start and found that fuel pressure was low, even after replacing the pump twice. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow […]