• SureTrack Community Fix: Cat Burglar Surge

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoWhen a symptom arises after something was replaced on a vehicle it causes you to focus on that system. But it could be something totally different. SureTrack community member kgoble had a Ford F450 truck in the shop that developed a surge after a stolen catalytic converter was replaced. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member juniur, Ericsautomotive and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Visual Inspection

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoHere’s another fix where the cause of an electrical gremlin was not found by traditional means but instead by looking all around the vehicle. Follow this Real Fix to see how a Ford F150 with malfunctioning radio and climate control system was diagnosed and the component that caused the problem was found.

  • TPMS: Ford Econoline (E150-E450): 2010-18

    Tire Pressure in Cold weather specificationsMitchell 1 provides TPMS information to Modern Tire Dealer, an award-winning publication that writes editorial content geared to independent tire dealers. We’re sharing this content in our blog, with a link to the Modern Tire Dealer website where you can read the article in full. The TPMS information in this article may also be accessed in either the TPMS or the reset procedures quick link in our ProDemand® auto repair information software, along with other important reset procedure data for the selected vehicle.

  • How 3D Color Graphics Help You

    How 3D Color Graphics Help You OEMs are starting to switch from the traditional black and white line drawings to color 3D style graphics. And wow, what an improvement! Ford is just one example. The 2013 Ford repair information includes the use of more and more of these types of illustrations. The benefits to you as a […]

  • Finding Misfires On pre-CAN Fords Using Mode $06

    Finding Misfires On pre-CAN Fords Using Mode $06 Motor Age — Do you remember the days of OBDI? For those too young to remember, it was an era plagued with vague codes definitions, plenty of “ghost” codes, limited data access and a lack of standardization among the manufacturers. Many scan tools still offer OBDI connectors […]

  • What’s New in Hybrid Systems?

    What’s New in Hybrid Systems? OEMs continue to develop new hybrid offerings. Are you taking notice? John D. Kelly/Motor Age — What’s new in hybrid systems? The hybrid world changed in the last year because of totally new plug-in hybrid powertrain designs from Honda and Ford; other similar ones are being designed by other carmakers, […]

  • What's New in Hybrid Systems?

    What’s New in Hybrid Systems? OEMs continue to develop new hybrid offerings. Are you taking notice? John D. Kelly/Motor Age — What’s new in hybrid systems? The hybrid world changed in the last year because of totally new plug-in hybrid powertrain designs from Honda and Ford; other similar ones are being designed by other carmakers, […]