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  • SureTrack Community Fix: Bad Vibrations

    Sometimes when you have a vehicle problem you can get distracted by an unrelated code issue. SureTrack community member carguru had a BMW X5 in the shop where the owner had a problem with vibration or shaking when first started in the morning and the only code was for the charging system. 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 Real Fix: Undercover Problem

    You never know what you’re going to find when someone brings their car in with the check engine light on. When you get a bunch of codes you know you have your work cut out for you. Follow this Real Fix to see how a series of codes on this Volkswagen Jetta were diagnosed leading to a repair that might be unexpected.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Traction or Transfer

    When you’re driving along and the traction control light comes on you might think that’s where the problem lies. But some vehicles use one warning light for multiple systems. Follow this Real Fix to see how a problem with the AWD system on a BMW X3 was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Theft Deterrent Woes

    Vehicles have come with factory-installed security systems for many years. As the vehicle gets older, security isn’t much of a concern, but if the system has a problem, it can stop you from driving. Follow this Real Fix to see how a problem with the security system on this old Pontiac Bonneville was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Don’t be a Jerk

    Nobody wants to deal with jerks, especially in your steering wheel when you’re driving down the road. Follow this Real Fix to see how a jerking steering wheel issue on this Nissan Pickup was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: What’s in the Trunk?

    What do you do if you have junk in the trunk but you can’t get your trunk to open with a button? Well you could just use the key, but that’s a lot of effort. Follow this Real Fix to see how an inoperable trunk release was diagnosed and repaired on this Chevrolet Malibu.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Shake Shifter

    Nobody likes annoying vibrations in their car and they can be hard to diagnose. Follow this Real Fix to see how a transmission vibration was diagnosed and repaired on this Cadillac DeVille.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Daytime Running Lights

    Many vehicles have daytime running lights and most people never think twice about them. But if you notice that they aren’t working, you can head to your local mechanic for help. Follow this Real Fix to see how inoperative daytime running lights on this Chevrolet Equinox were diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Panic Works for Once

    Sometimes it takes an unusual procedure to get the job done, especially when you can’t find any other solution. SureTrack community member erick01 had a Chevrolet S10 pickup in the shop with a soft brake pedal and after several bleedings, the pedal would still go to the floor. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member ironnutz, and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Oldie but a Goodie

    If you’re an older technician you might remember when a 20 year old car was a really old car. These days, cars last a lot longer so you will still see a lot of daily drivers that are 20 years old an older that still need to be repaired when something goes wrong. Follow this Real Fix to see how an ABS problem was diagnosed and repaired.