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: Stuck Buick Turbo

    Sometimes you go through all the documented testing steps for a problem and still can’t find the solution. When this happens, turning to your fellow techs is a great solution. SureTrack community member candtauto had a Buick Regal Turbo in the shop with a code P2261 for a stuck turbo bypass valve. They posed the […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Rough Idling Volvo

    Everyone knows that when the check engine light comes on, you have an issue. But when it flashes, does that mean it’s a bigger problem? We may never know. Follow this Real Fix to see how a code 6805 on a 2004 Volvo S60 was diagnosed and repaired. Vehicle 2004 Volvo S60 R 2.5L Title […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Buzzin’ in your Escalade

    Here’s another case of a hard to diagnose noise that only happens while driving. SureTrack community member Jeffytune had a Cadillac Escalade in the shop with a buzzing noise happening after driving over a bump or dip. Not only that, the noise stop happening after it warmed up. They posed the question to the community, […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Noisy Caliber

    Noisy suspension can sometimes be hard to diagnose as it’s hard to recreate the noise on the lift. SureTrack community member macdonald.motorworks had a Dodge Caliber in the shop with noisy rear suspension that sounded like bad struts. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member lanpro1 and […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Lean Whistle

    Lean conditions on a vehicle can be caused by many factors. What would a whistling noise under the hood have to do with this? Follow this Real Fix to see how this Volvo C70 with a P2187 lean code was diagnosed and repaired. Vehicle 2012 Volvo C70 T-5 2.5L Title P2187, Replaced Positive Crankcase Ventilation […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Stereo Boy Syndrome

    One of the worst things for a technician is when a customer doesn’t tell you everything they should when they bring in their car. SureTrack community member MECHANICAUTO had a Honda Odyssey in the shop that had the flashers coming on when using the turn signals. They posed the question to the community, and with […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: How Many Cylinders?

    Cylinder deactivation is one method of improving fuel economy on a thirsty engine. But they can have issues. SureTrack community member carguru had a Chevy Silverado that had a lot of codes and felt like it had a misfire but couldn’t find any. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: No Long Drives

    What do you do with a vehicle that quits running but runs once it arrives at your shop? You try to replicate the conditions. SureTrack community member drdiesel had a Hyundai Sonata in the shop that would stall after driving long distances but then run normally after being towed in. They posed the question to […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Knock Knock Nope

    Knock sensors are an important component of engine control systems. A slight problem can throw the whole system out of whack. SureTrack community member brianpyatt had a Toyota Tacoma in the shop that had knock sensor codes P0325 and P0330 but things seemed to be operating properly. They posed the question to the community, and […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Un-Cool Continental

    It’s that time of year again when there are heat waves across the continent and drivers want their air conditioner systems fixed. SureTrack community member jmbbolt had a 2001 Lincoln Continental in the shop that had A/C problems and after they repaired it, it still didn’t work. They posed the question to the community, and […]