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: Go With the Flow, Again

    When you have a repeat issue, your first thought doesn’t always go to the components you replaced. But you should always factor in that some new parts may not work properly. SureTrack community member wagshop1 had a Toyota Camry in their shop that came in with the air conditioning working intermittently. They repaired it and […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Warning Light Woes

    When the battery warning light comes on but the vehicle is charging as it should, you need to figure out what could cause that issue. SureTrack community member Richard_C had a Honda Pilot in their shop where the battery warning light is always on but no issues are found immediately. They posed the question to […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: EGR Codes

    Carbon is not your friend when it comes to engine performance and emission controls. Follow this Real Fix to see how the diagnostic codes on this Volkswagen Golf diesel were diagnosed and confirmed the faulty device. Vehicle 2010 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 Diesel Title 7563, P0407, P046C, Replaced Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve Complaint The customer states […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Careful Disassembly

    When following the factory procedures for repairs, be sure to read all the notes, cautions and warnings provide. It might save you some grief in the end. SureTrack community member cgorzsas had a Jeep Liberty in their shop that came in with ABS issues even after repeated attempts to repair it. They posed the question […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Pressure Problem

    There’s no pressure here when you have your Snap-on scan tool ready to read fault codes and analyse live data. Take a look at how using a multi-meter and scope function allows you to identify the fix much quicker. Vehicle 2009 Fiat 500 1.3 Diesel Title P2453, Replaced Diesel Particulate Filter Pressure Sensor Complaint The […]

  • 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 […]