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  • SureTrack Real Fix: MPA? What’s MPA?

    Vehicle service information is jam-packed with acronyms and keeping track of what they all mean can be a full-time job. The definition of an MPA switch might not come immediately to mind but follow this Cadillac Escalade Real Fix to see how it relates to diagnosing and repairing a code C0286.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Poor Fuel Economy

    Nobody wants to spend more on gas than they need to. Lots of things can cause your fuel economy to decrease and without any codes, you have to hunt around for the problem. Follow this Real Fix to see how a poor fuel economy complaint on this Chevrolet Impala was diagnosed and corrected.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Oh the Suspension

    Real Fixes from Mitchell 1’s SureTrack® expert information resource are documented issues from actual shop repair orders and community discussions. Read on to see how SureTrack can help you correct issues that are not easily diagnosed using OEM information alone. SureTrack is available at no additional cost in our ProDemand product. This week’s Real Fix is […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: All About Timing

    Many vehicles have variable valve timing these days. A lot of these systems are actuated using oil pressure and when they malfunction there can be several causes. Follow this Real Fix to see how this code P1009 for the variable valve timing system on this Honda Accord was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Tighten Your Belt

    While a loose alternator belt won’t directly cause a no-start condition, it could cause a battery to not have enough juice to start the car. Follow this Real Fix to see how this non-starting Mitsubishi was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Hummer of a Problem

    Sometimes you don’t have diagnostic trouble codes to help you resolve a problem and you have to use your experience to guide you to a solution. Follow this Real Fix to see how the problem of lack of power on this 2006 Hummer was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: For the Masses

    Engines use masses of air for combustion and it has to be measured somehow for the computers to know how much fuel to mix in. When these systems malfunction, they can cause all sorts of issues. Follow this Real Fix to see how a mass airflow sensor on this Mazda CX-9 was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: In the Hot Seat

    It might be Spring but there are still many areas under a deep freeze, and many people can’t live without their heated seats. Follow this Real Fix to see how the non working heated seats in this Chevrolet Equinox were diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: 3, 2, 1, Liftgate

    Lots of vehicles have power trunks and liftgates and it’s a real inconvenience when they don’t work. Come on, who wants to manually open the trunk or hatch. Follow this Real Fix to see how a faulty power liftgate was diagnosed and repaired on this Ford Expedition.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Rapid Decrease

    Once again a generic code description requires looking for the fault with good old-fashioned diagnostics procedures. Follow this Real Fix to see how code P1574 was diagnosed and repaired on this 2003 Chevrolet Silverado with a manual transmission.