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  • SureTrack Real Fix: Can I Get Some Assistance Here?

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoToday’s vehicles are loaded with sensors to help you drive and park. These are part of what is now known as ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems). One of the most common is parking assistance which helps you to avoid hitting obstacles while parking. Follow this Real Fix to see how a problem with the parking assistance system on a BMW 530xi was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Put A Stick In It

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoWhen you work on a car that has been repaired at another shop, you may not know exactly what was done to it. SureTrack community member EddRSmith had a Scion xB in the shop where the engine had been replaced and during a subsequent oil change the oil level was higher than it should have been.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Quit Stalling

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoNobody likes it when their engine stalls unexpectedly and it could lead to a dangerous situation if it happens while you’re driving. Follow this Real Fix to see how this stalling Isuzu Trooper was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Smokin’ Diesel

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoA popular modification to diesel trucks is called “rolling coal” which causes them to belch black smoke. But not everyone wants their truck to be an annoyance to the public. Follow this Real Fix to see how a problem with this Ford Super Duty caused it to have unwanted black smoke come from the exhaust.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Sparkless Spark

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoIronic that a vehicle called a Spark is giving the technician trouble for no spark. SureTrack community member bighaic had a Chevrolet Spark in their shop that had no spark and wouldn’t start after doing an engine replacement.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Electric Steering

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoSeemingly gone are the days of good old-fashioned hydraulic power steering. Now cars, and even some trucks, have electric power steering where some sort of electric motor assists the steering. Follow this real fix to see how inoperative power steering on this Saturn Ion was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Windows on the Fritz

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoHave you ever seen those people in the drive-thru lane who have to open their door to get their order at the window? More than likely it’s because their power windows are on the fritz. Follow this Real Fix to see how inoperable power windows on this Audi A4 were diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Getting Traction

    What does the traction control system have to do with engine performance? Quite a bit as the systems typically reduce engine power to help counteract traction loss. Follow this Real Fix to see how a problem with valve timing, which disable the traction control,  on this Chevrolet Impala was diagnosed and corrected.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: It’s a Gas

    There are a lot of sensors in the modern vehicle to help control emissions and improve the efficienty. Exhaust gas temperature is used, along with other sensors, to accurately measure the air/fuel ratio to determine how effectively an engine is running. Follow this Real Fix to see how a code P20E2 on this Ford F250 Super Duty related to the exhaust gas temperature sensor system was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Just The Right Dose

    Diesel engines have inherently dirty emissions and need help to address this problem. You can run them extra lean to keep the soot down but that causes high nitrogen oxides (N0x). A common solution is to use a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) which is injected into the exhaust system to reduce the NOx emissions. Follow this Real Fix to see how a problem with the DEF system on this 2011 RAM truck was diagnosed and corrected.