• SureTrack Community Fix: Hard Starting Diesel

    Diesel engines can be sensitive to fuel quality even though they employ several filters to remove water and other contaminants. But one contaminant in particular is a harder to handle. SureTrack community member kenscssvc had a Ford F350 Super Duty diesel in the shop that was hard to start and ran bad when running. They posed their question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member powerstroketech1 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Ecoboost Loses Power

    Modern turbocharged engines provide a lot of power to their owners but can be quite complicated. When you have an issue with lack of power, don’t forget the basics that apply to all engines. SureTrack community member bmaples had a Ford F150 3.5L EcoBoost in the shop that just didn’t have the power it should. They posed their question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member CBriggs and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Updates Are The Key

    We’re constantly being urged to do updates. Updates on our phones, our computers, even our TVs. Even your car needs updates at times. Some newer cars automatically get updates over the air but older ones don’t. SureTrack community member alltune had a Jeep Compass in their shop that couldn’t pass inspection because the fuel monitor wouldn’t set. 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 Community Fix: Just a Touch of Oil

    Intermittent noises are hard to reproduce and therefore hard to track down, especially if they only happen while driving. SureTrack community member Jeffytune had a Cadillac Escalade in the shop that would sometimes make a loud buzzing noise after driving over a bump or dip. 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: No Throttle Van

    Mechanics 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 Community Fix: Bolt It Down

    Electrical systems are very finicky when it comes to connections and grounding. SureTrack community member Ourfamilygarage had a Chevrolet Silverado in their shop that had the airbag light on and no communication with the module. 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.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Cheap Car, Cheap Gas

    Gas prices are high, so drivers are shopping around for the cheapest price. This may cause issues down the road though if the quality isn’t up to snuff. SureTrack community member Jeffytune had a Nissan Versa in their shop that had been towed in for a no start condition but while working on it, it decided it was going to start again. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Macdonald.Motorworks and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Bad Signal

    SureTrack Real Fixes - Automotive Repair InformationAnti-lock brakes and traction control systems have been standard on vehicles for many years now. These important safety features rely on good signals from various components to work properly. Follow this Real Fix to see how a code C0050 on a Chevrolet Tahoe was diagnosed and the components that caused the problem were determined.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Blown HHR

    Correct fuel and air ratios are the key to any engine running properly. Many factors can mess up this ratio and cause problems but even with them correct, you can still have issues that seem like that is the cause. SureTrack community member locustpoint had a Chevrolet HHR Turbo in their shop that was running poorly and smoking and the car had been parked for four years. 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.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: It’s All in the Fuel

    When a customer brings you their car but leaves out a critical detail, either on purpose or not, it can wreak havoc on your diagnosis. SureTrack community member DYERDAD had a Pontiac Bonneville in their shop that was running poorly and they checked everything that could have been the obvious cause. What they didn’t know from the customer could have saved a lot of time and frustration. 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.