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  • SureTrack Community Fix: Drunk Silverado

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoToday’s gasoline can contain varying amounts of alcohol, and flex fuel vehicles must monitor the fuel-alcohol content to run properly. SureTrack community member honkeykong had a 2009 Chevy Silverado in the shop for a idle and starting concerns and found the fuel-alcohol content reading higher than it should be.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Rough TRAC

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoWhy would the TRAC light come on when you have a vehicle with a rough idle and acceleration problem? SureTrack community member DAREAUTO had a Jeep Grand Cherokee where the customer complained about a rough idle and lack of power.

  • SureTrack Communiy Fix: Check Those Treads

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoTires are one of the most important components of a vehicle. Problems with tires can cause multiple issues with different systems. SureTrack community member Oimoens had a Ford Escape in the shop where the owner complained that the 4WD light was flashing and the 4WD was disabled.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Shaky Pedals

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoMost complaints of vibrations through a vehicle’s pedals are related to the brake pedal. A vibration in the gas pedal is fairly unusual. SureTrack community member bmaples had a Chevrolet Silverado in the shop where the owner complained that the gas pedal vibrated when accelerating from a stop.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: No Communication

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoBeing able to communicate is an essential part of being a human being, but it’s also an essential part of working on modern vehicles. Follow this Real Fix to see how various codes related to communication on this Buick Park Avenue were diagnosed and the repair that followed.

  • 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.