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  • SureTrack Community Fix: Not Cool Lincoln

    It can be very frustrating to replace a lot of parts and still not have a fix for a problem. SureTrack community member mannym27 had a Lincoln MKZ in the shop where the air conditioning wouldn’t work and they replaced a lot of components trying to fix it to no avail. 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: Brakes Lock Steering

    Hydroboost is a system where the power steering system is used to power the brake booster. SureTrack community member Ourfamilygarage had a Ford Super Duty truck in the shop that had spongy brakes and the steering locking up while braking. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member juniur and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: The Lean Ranger

    Typically diagnosing a lean condition in a vehicle is pretty straight forward. But what do you do when you’ve corrected any obvious faults and everything tests out? You call on the SureTrack Community for help. SureTrack community member drdiesel had a Ford Ranger in the shop where the check engine light would come on after driving about 20 miles. They repaired some issues but still had the light coming on. 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: Regal Problem

    What could be more annoying than having your car stall every time you come to a stop? SureTrack community member 7343917292 had a Buick Regal in the shop that would stall when coming to a stop. 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: Flashing in the Outback

    Automatic 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 Community Fix: Fuse Meltdown

    No 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

    Sometimes 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.