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  • SureTrack Community Fix: Bad Mix

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoHaving a new trouble code after you do repairs, and there are no symptoms, can be frustrating? SureTrack community member germanautorepairM had a BMW 335i in the shop that they repaired a misfire situation but now have a code 29E0 (P0171). They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member BMWTECH and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Wet Connector

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoEvery technician knows that water in the PCM is not a good thing. So you replace it and you still have issues, what do you do? SureTrack community member juniur had a Chevrolet Aveo that had water in the PCM and a code P2138. 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: A Jarring Situation

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoAll modern vehicles will drain a battery when sitting but when it happens in a short time, it’s time to investigate. SureTrack community member after6tuning had a Kia Soul that had a parasitic draw issue and they found some charging issues which they corrected but didn’t eliminate the draw. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member todawg and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Make The Switch

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoSometimes a code will lead you down the wrong path, especially when the underlying symptoms seem unrelated. Follow this Real Fix to see how a stalling Buick Regal with a traction control module code was diagnosed and the component that caused the problem.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Cold Town & Country

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoLack of hot air from a heat has a couple of typical causes but when those aren’t the problem you have to look elsewhere. SureTrack community member AWSM had a Chrysler Town & Country in their shop that didn’t put out heat from the heater at idle. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community members, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Cantankerous Camry

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoIt can be very frustrating when you fix a car and park it in your lot for a couple days and then it won’t start. SureTrack community member kbarnes had a Toyota Camry in their shop that they had fixed a couple issues and parked it in their lot. When they went to move it, it wouldn’t start. 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: F150 Go Boom!

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoSo you’re trying to start your truck and hear an explosion under the hood. That can’t be good! SureTrack community member southauto had a Ford F150 pickup in their shop that had an issue with hard starting followed by the intake manifold exploding. 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: Oil And Water Do Mix

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoThey say oil and water don’t mix, but in a radiator it mixes into a milky mess. Technicians never like to see that when opening the radiator cap since it can indicate serious damage. SureTrack community member bmaples had a Chevrolet Cruze that had been to another shop that recommended replacing the engine because of oil in the coolant. They wanted to know what the common cause was for this vehicle. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Richard_C and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Hot and Cold FJ

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoVehicles with multiple zone HVAC systems often have problems with heat distribution. But what do you do when it’s a single zone system and heat is only coming out of one side? SureTrack community member JOSH STEPHENSON had a Toyota FJ Crusier that would only put out heat on the driver side of the vehicle. 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: Morning Shakes

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoWinter is coming but you don’t expect your car to have the shivers in the morning. SureTrack community member carguru had a BMW X5 in the shop where the owner had a problem where it would shake when first started in the morning. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member BMWTECH and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.