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  • 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.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Whining in the Pilot

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoUsually when you hear a whining noise from the middle of a Honda Pilot it is kids wanting something. SureTrack community member macdonald.motorworks had a 2010 Honda Pilot in the shop that had a whining noise from the middle of the vehicle while driving at certain speeds. 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: Shutter Down

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoYou wouldn’t think a cooling system problem would cause a battery warning light to come on, would you? SureTrack community member carmansteve had a 2014 Ford Focus in the shop that had the battery light coming on but no apparent charging system issue. 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: Locking up Kia

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoHow many parts can you replace trying to resolve a problem? How about all of them and it still doesn’t work. SureTrack community member bender24 had a 2001 Kia in the shop that had the right front brake locking up and replacing all the brake parts didn’t resolve it. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member mistadave and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.