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 Real Fix: TPS Report

    Throttle position sensors are a key component in any modern engine. If they are giving the wrong reading, everything else goes haywire. Follow this Real Fix to see how a driveability problem on this BMW X5 was diagnosed and repaired. Vehicle 2001 BMW X5 30i 3.0L Title P0101, Replaced Throttle Body Complaint The customer states […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Not Cool Lincoln

    It can be very frustrating to replace a lot of parts and still not have a fix for a problem. SureTrack community member mannym27 had a Lincoln MKZ in the shop where the air conditioning wouldn’t work and they replaced a lot of components trying to fix it to no avail. They posed the question […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: No Cruise at Night

    Modern vehicles have very sensitive electrical systems and are generally made to work with OEM components. Sometimes aftermarket components can cause issues. SureTrack community member SHORTWRECKERMAN had a Chevrolet Tahoe in the shop where the cruise control would turn off when the headlights were turned on. They posed the question to the community, and with […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Boost Control

    Turbochargers were originally used on performance cars to boost the power. Nowadays they are also used to help small engines give reasonable performance while maintaining high fuel efficiency. Follow this Real Fix to see how to diagnose and repair a turbocharger related diagnostic code on this 2002 Volkswagen Jetta. Vehicle 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Brakes Lock Steering

    Hydroboost is a system where the power steering system is used to power the brake booster. SureTrack community member Ourfamilygarage had a Ford Super Duty truck in the shop that had spongy brakes and the steering locking up while braking. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: The Lean Ranger

    Typically diagnosing a lean condition in a vehicle is pretty straight forward. But what do you do when you’ve corrected any obvious faults and everything tests out? You call on the SureTrack Community for help. SureTrack community member drdiesel had a Ford Ranger in the shop where the check engine light would come on after […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Regal Problem

    What could be more annoying than having your car stall every time you come to a stop? SureTrack community member 7343917292 had a Buick Regal in the shop that would stall when coming to a stop. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member DAG1365 and others, they […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Flashing in the Outback

    Automatic transmissions don’t like to be too hot or too cold. If they get overheated, they can be seriously damaged. SureTrack community member Tech12345 had a Subaru Outback in the shop where the automatic transmission temperature light was flashing. They found and repaired some damage to the transmission but the light continues to flash. They […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Transmission Faults

    When your customer brings their car in with the check engine light on, one of the last things they want to hear is that they have transmission faults. Follow this Real Fix to see how codes P0720, P0731, P0732 and P1790 on this 2002 Chrysler Voyager were diagnosed and the component that caused the problem. […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Fuse Meltdown

    No start conditions can be frustrating, especially when it is an intermittent condition. SureTrack community member bmaples had a 2012 Ford F150 Pickup in the shop with an intermittent no start condition and a few codes. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community members ericsautomotive and todawg and […]