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  • SureTrack Community Fix: No Oil Pressure

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoTechnicians hate it when a new problem pops up right after they fix something simple. You run around in circles checking your work when that probably wasn’t the cause. SureTrack community member seanallen had a Subaru Forester in their shop that came in for an oil leak and after repairing that they had no oil pressure. 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: Overcooled

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoElectrical issues can be hard to diagnose, especially when standard testing doesn’t reveal the problem. Sometimes you have to go inch by inch through the wiring to find the cause. SureTrack community member Mlopez2008 had a Mercedes-Benz CLK320 in their shop with a message on the dash and the cooling fan running any time the key was on. 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: Implausible Problem

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoSo you have a vehicle in your shop with a trouble code, you replace obviously bad parts but the code returns. The SureTrack community comes to the rescue. SureTrack community member Mlopez2008 had a GMC Terrain in their shop with a code P0017 camshaft code. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Markbob and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Off Their Rockers

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoAny time a customer works on their own vehicle before bringing it to you can cause you to try and figure out if the work they did caused the problem. SureTrack community member HcTruckRepair had a Dodge Grand Caravan in their shop where the customer replaced the rocker arms and then ended up with a P0344 cam sensor code. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member RVAAuto and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Springtime for Audi

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoIntermittent misfires are one of the trickiest vehicle problems to track down. You have to get the car to do it while you’re working on it. SureTrack community member cbrodskysr had an Audi A4 in their shop that had a misfire under load, they did some work to it that seemed to clear up the issue but it came back in a few weeks with the same problem. 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 Real Fix: Cruze Control

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoElectronic throttle controls have become ubiquitous on new vehicles. The days of the simple throttle cable are going away. Follow this Real Fix to see how a Chevrolet Cruze with an erratic throttle and a code P2135 was diagnosed and the problem that was found and corrected.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Hard Starting Diesel

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoDiesel engines can be sensitive to fuel quality even though they employ several filters to remove water and other contaminants. But one contaminant in particular is harder to handle. SureTrack community member kenscssvc had a Ford F350 Super Duty diesel in the shop that was hard to start and ran bad when running. They posed their question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member powerstroketech1 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Ecoboost Loses Power

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoModern turbocharged engines provide a lot of power to their owners but can be quite complicated. When you have an issue with lack of power, don’t forget the basics that apply to all engines. SureTrack community member bmaples had a Ford F150 3.5L EcoBoost in the shop that just didn’t have the power it should. They posed their question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member CBriggs and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Updates Are The Key

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoWe’re constantly being urged to do updates. Updates on our phones, our computers, even our TVs. Even your car needs updates at times. Some newer cars automatically get updates over the air but older ones don’t. SureTrack community member alltune had a Jeep Compass in their shop that couldn’t pass inspection because the fuel monitor wouldn’t set. 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: Just a Touch of Oil

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoIntermittent noises are hard to reproduce and therefore hard to track down, especially if they only happen while driving. SureTrack community member Jeffytune had a Cadillac Escalade in the shop that would sometimes make a loud buzzing noise after driving over a bump or dip. 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.