• SureTrack Real Fix: Cruze Control

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoElectronic throttle controls have become ubiquitous on new vehicles. The days of the simple throttle cable are going away. Follow this Real Fix to see how a Chevrolet Cruze with an erratic throttle and a code P2135 was diagnosed and the problem that was found and corrected.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: No Throttle Van

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoMechanics hate it when they fix a vehicle for one problem and a new unrelated one shows up. SureTrack community member SpidellChris had a Ford Econoline in their shop that they replaced the transmission and fuel tank and after putting it back together had a throttle issue. 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 Real Fix: Hi-Ho Silverado

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoWhen you ride a horse, your “throttle control” is pretty simple either using the reins or your heels. Throttle control on vehicles used to be simple as well, a cable or linkage attached to the foot pedal on one end and the carburetor or throttle body on the other. But now we have throttle controls that are electronic and not physically connected to the engine. This can make it more complicated to diagnose a throttle control issue. Follow this Real Fix to see how a code P1516 on a Chevrolet Silverado was diagnosed and the problem corrected.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Erratic Throttle

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoIn the “good ole days”, the gas pedal was physically connected to the carburetor or throttle body. Now most vehicles connect the throttle pedal through the wiring and throttle control issues can require a lot of testing. Follow this Real Fix to see how codes P2110 and P2118 on a 2016 Jeep Patriot were diagnosed to find the components causing the issue.