• SureTrack Community Fix: Flashing in the Outback

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoAutomatic transmissions don’t like to be too hot or too cold. If they get overheated, they can be seriously damaged. SureTrack community member Tech12345 had a Subaru Outback in the shop where the automatic transmission temperature light was flashing. They found and repaired some damage to the transmission but the light continues to flash. 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 FAQ: A Collection-Part 1

    SureTrack Featured FAQs provide “bite-sized” portions of information to help you make full use of the many features inside the product, including exclusive SureTrack tools and real-world insights from professional technicians. Whether you’re just getting started or have been using the resource for a while, you’ll find helpful tidbits here that you might not yet have discovered.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Transmission Faults

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoWhen your customer brings their car in with the check engine light on, one of the last things they want to hear is that they have transmission faults. Follow this Real Fix to see how codes P0720, P0731, P0732 and P1790 on this 2002 Chrysler Voyager were diagnosed and the component that caused the problem.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Fuse Meltdown

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoNo start conditions can be frustrating, especially when it is an intermittent condition. SureTrack community member bmaples had a 2012 Ford F150 Pickup in the shop with an intermittent no start condition and a few codes. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community members ericsautomotive and todawg and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Stuck Buick Turbo

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoSometimes you go through all the documented testing steps for a problem and still can’t find the solution. When this happens, turning to your fellow techs is a great solution. SureTrack community member candtauto had a Buick Regal Turbo in the shop with a code P2261 for a stuck turbo bypass valve. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member dmckemie12 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • Tire Inflation Made Easy

    Keeping tires inflated to the proper pressure helps to improve tire life, fuel mileage and vehicle safety. Obviously, on a tractor and trailer there are a good number of tires to check and maintain. It takes time to check and balance the air pressure on 18 or more wheels. Thus, a tire inflation system can truly help the operator and maintenance personnel maintain uniform tire pressures with considerably less effort.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Rough Idling Volvo

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoEveryone knows that when the check engine light comes on, you have an issue. But when it flashes, does that mean it’s a bigger problem? We may never know. Follow this Real Fix to see how a code 6805 on a 2004 Volvo S60 was diagnosed and repaired.

  • It’s Time to Prepare for ADAS

    Just as all vehicles do, when they need service or repair they will be brought into your shop. But even something as simple as replacing a headlight bulb can require complicated calibrations and adjustments due to these new ADAS features. At Mitchell 1 we’ve compiled a collection of great reads and listens that can help explain why integrating ADAS into your shop’s future plans is the way to go.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Buzzin’ in your Escalade

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoHere’s another case of a hard to diagnose noise that only happens while driving. SureTrack community member Jeffytune had a Cadillac Escalade in the shop with a buzzing noise happening after driving over a bump or dip. Not only that, the noise stop happening after it warmed up. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community members ericsautomotive and jbsprintcar, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Noisy Caliber

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoNoisy suspension can sometimes be hard to diagnose as it’s hard to recreate the noise on the lift. SureTrack community member macdonald.motorworks had a Dodge Caliber in the shop with noisy rear suspension that sounded like bad struts. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member lanpro1 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.