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  • SureTrack Real Fix: Rough Idling Volvo

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoEveryone 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.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Buzzin’ in your Escalade

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoHere’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, and with the help of fellow community members ericsautomotive and jbsprintcar, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Noisy Caliber

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoNoisy 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 others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Lean Whistle

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoLean 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.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Stereo Boy Syndrome

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoOne 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 the help of fellow community member ericsautomotive and JimA, they were able to resolve the issue quickly. ericsautomotive calls the problem “Stereo Boy” syndrome.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: How Many Cylinders?

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoCylinder 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 fellow community member ericsautomotive and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: No Long Drives

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoWhat 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 the community, and with the help of fellow community member DAG1365 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

     

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Knock Knock Nope

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoKnock 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 with the help of fellow community member ericsautomotive and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Un-Cool Continental

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoIt’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 with the help of fellow community member jhirz and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Low Escape Velocity

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoA 1.6L Ecoboost Ford Escape has plenty of power to get down the road, so it’s noticeable when you lose some oomph. SureTrack community member Nhaugen had a 2013 Ford Escape in the shop that lacked power and throttle response. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member DAG1365 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.