• SureTrack Community Fix: Cold Rattle

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoSometime we forget that the first place to start your diagnostics is the TSB library. SureTrack community member CESARS AUTO REPAIR had a Honda Accord in their shop that had a cold start rattle, they were headed down the path of changing timing chain components. 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: A Misfire Odyssey

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoYour customer has a car with a misfire problem and it should be fairly simple to diagnose and repair. But once you start correcting issues, you’re not getting closer to a fix. SureTrack community member Taddia78 had a Honda Odyssey in their shop that had a misfire soon after starting. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member JimA, DAG1365 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Stalling Accord

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoYou’re ready for that New Year’s Eve party so you hop in your trusty Honda Accord and drive off but the car stalls. Fortunately it starts up again and you’re on your way. But it happens again intermittently so you end up taking it to your favorite repair shop to get it fixed. Follow this Real Fix to see how an intermittent stalling condition was diagnosed and resolved on this Honda.

  • Don’t Believe Everything You Think

    ma_Figure-1_23In diagnosing problems with vehicles, every now and again what one thinks they know blinds them from seeing what is really causing the problem. When this occurs, it typically takes place with a vehicle known for a common failure.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Hot Honda

    Real Fixes from Mitchell 1’s new 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 currently available free in our ProDemand product. SureTrack Real Fix: Hot Honda Common […]

  • These Transmissions Need to Quit Their Whining

    These Transmissions Need to Quit Their Whining Lindsey Robles/Motor Age — I don’t know how many times I’ve been driving down the road and a Honda Odyssey van or an Acura MDX will pass by and it sounds like it has a supercharger in it. Did this thing just get hopped up at the local […]

  • SureTrack Real Fix: High Voltage!

    Real Fixes from Mitchell 1’s new 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 currently available as a special free preview in our ProDemand product. SureTrack Real […]

  • Poll – How Many Hybrid Vehicles in Your Shop?

    Poll – How Many Hybrid Vehicles in Your Shop? While hybrid vehicles may seem like a modern invention, the first gas-electric hybrid was actually developed in 1899. The first volume hybrid vehicle sales in North America began in 1999 with the introduction of the Honda Insight, and a short time later, the Toyota Prius. With 2013 […]

  • Honda IMA Service and Repair

    Honda IMA Service and Repair Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) has been in production for nearly 15 years and chances are you have had some of these vehicles in your bays already. Dave Macholz/Motor Age — Entering the realm of hybrid repair can be a daunting venture for many technicians and shop owners. Servicing Honda […]