• SureTrack Community Fix: RAM CAM

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoThe first modern cylinder deactivation system produced was the 1981 Cadillac V8-6-4 and that was a big flop. It’s now a common feature of multiple vehicles and generally trouble free. But when you have a vehicle so equipped and it has intermittent performance you might blame that system. SureTrack community member pdmason1492 had a 2013 RAM 1500 truck with a MDS 5.7L engine with intermittent a misfire problem and thought that maybe the cylinder deactivation system might be involved. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Ericsautomotive and others, they were able to finally figure out what was wrong with it and repair the problem.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Acura Coil Meltdown

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoWater is necessary for life but sometimes it can be the cause of death, especially when mixed with electronics. SureTrack community member mtbittinger had an Acura MDX that came in twice for running poorly, both times with a melted coil. They found that water intrusion into the ECU might be the cause. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Ericsautomotive and others, they were able to try and diagnose the issue and while they didn’t complete the repair the information found is useful to others.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Misfire On My Mind

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoReplacing a vehicle’s engine with a used one has its risks as you’re going to be counting on it working as it should. SureTrack community member MobleMech had a 2015 Camaro in their shop that came in with a misfire on cylinder one due to engine damage. They replaced it with a used engine and again had a misfire on cylinder one. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Jamesbellam and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Hot Cat Transit

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoYour customer comes in with what should be a simple misfire issue, but things go down hill once you start digging into it and end up having to replace the engine. That should take care of it, right? SureTrack community member mastertech1978 had a Ford Transit van in the shop that still had a misfire problem even after replacing the engine. 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.

  • 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 […]