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: Ratchet Drop

    Having an tool accident while working on a customer’s car can lead to big issues. SureTrack community member Richard_C had a GMC Envoty in their shop for a head gasket change and when the tech was done, they accidentally shorted the battery and then the truck wouldn’t start. They posed the question to the community, […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Green Monster Strikes Again

    Corrosion is a horrible monster. But never more insidious than when it affects the wiring. SureTrack community member carls4460 had a Ford F350 Super Duty truck that was towed in for a no-start condition. They thought they found the cause but that didn’t fix it. They posed the question to the community, and with the […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Honda Start and Stall

    Intermittent stalling is not only annoying but can be dangerous. Best to get the car to your favorite shop for repairs. Follow this Real Fix to see how an intermittent stalling condition was diagnosed and resolved on this 2007 Honda accord. Vehicle 2007 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Title Vehicle Starts And Stalls Intermittently, replaced MAP […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Cranky Caddy

    Technicians love a mystery, or maybe not, when it involves wiring issues in a customer’s vehicle. SureTrack community member Freyson had a Cadillac DTS in their shop where the starter burned out because it wouldn’t stop cranking. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Dmckemie12 and others, […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Undercover Problem

    When you have multiple codes related to several different emissions components, you have to use your diagnostic skills to determine the actual cause. Follow this Real Fix to see how a Chevrolet Cruze with multiple emissions codes was diagnosed and which component caused the problem. Vehicle 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited LT 1.4L Title P0106, P015B, […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: ETACS Attack

    Modern vehicles contain many modules that control the operation of most systems. When one goes out, or has an issue, it can cause multiple problems. SureTrack community member tchrono had a Mitsubishi Endeavor in their shop that had a no-start condition but once they were able to get it to start, they found multiple electrical […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Total Recall

    Getting your car repaired due to a recall shouldn’t cause other problems. SureTrack community member UNCLE BOBBY had a Ford Escape in their shop where the owner had taken it to the dealer for a recall and now the heat didn’t work. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: No Oil Pressure

    Technicians hate it when a new problem pops up right after they fix something simple. You run around in circles checking your work when that probably wasn’t the cause. SureTrack community member seanallen had a Subaru Forester in their shop that came in for an oil leak and after repairing that they had no oil […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Overcooled

    Electrical issues can be hard to diagnose, especially when standard testing doesn’t reveal the problem. Sometimes you have to go inch by inch through the wiring to find the cause. SureTrack community member Mlopez2008 had a Mercedes-Benz CLK320 in their shop with a message on the dash and the cooling fan running any time the […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Implausible Problem

    So you have a vehicle in your shop with a trouble code, you replace obviously bad parts but the code returns. The SureTrack community comes to the rescue. SureTrack community member Mlopez2008 had a GMC Terrain in their shop with a code P0017 camshaft code. They posed the question to the community, and with the […]