• SureTrack Community Fix: Wait And See Subaru

    Comebacks are never a fun thing, especially when you might need to do a major teardown to find the problem. Sometimes patience is the key. SureTrack community member macdonald.motorworks had a Subaru Forester in the shop that had previously repaired and now has started smoking at startup. 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: Unbalanced 4Runner

    Here’s another vehicle with intermittent symptoms that tricky to diagnose. Tested all the usual causes and still not fixed. SureTrack community member boysshop had a Toyota 4Runner in the shop that had intermittent idle and stalling issues. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community members ericsautomotive, DAG1365 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Head Games

    If you have a Low Coolant message on the dash, you first check the coolant level and then check the sensor. What if you can’t find the sensor? SureTrack community member Chryslercorey had a Chevrolet Silverado in the shop that they couldn’t find the coolant level sensor on. 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: Canyon Rats

    Rodent damage to a vehicle’s wiring harness can be frustrating because you can never be sure you’ve fixed everything they’ve chewed on. SureTrack community member boysshop had a GMC Canyon in the shop that would not start after replacing the wiring harness. 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: Stay Grounded

    Phantom problems, like doors locking and unlocking on their own, in a vehicle can be tough to diagnose. SureTrack community member dicksrepair had a Chevrolet Silverado in the shop that would lose power and the door locks would act up after a cold start. 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: Stuck Compass

    Emission system monitors let you know that all systems are functional. Especially before an emissions check. SureTrack community member juniorBACC had a Jeep Compass in the shop that would not set the oxygen sensor monitor even though everything seemed right. 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: Gassy Bimmer

    When you smell fuel in the vehicle it can be hard to track down the source. You first look for fuel leaks and then go after the evaporative emissions systems. SureTrack community member SalemAutoLLC had a BMW X5 in the shop that would intermittently have a strong fuel smell inside and also a code P2402. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community members ericsautomotive, BMWTECH and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Don’t Talk To Me

    In the age of diagnostics, communication between the vehicle and your scan tool is critical. When this doesn’t happen, it can be a frustrating search for the cause of that before you can get down to fixing the vehicle’s problems. SureTrack community member BekarAuto had a Ford Super Duty pickup in the shop that wouldn’t start and the scan tool couldn’t communicate with the computer. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member jhirz and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Park Assist Issue

    Park assist systems come in many variations. These are part of what is now known as ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems). Park assist systems rely on various sensors to help you avoid objects while parking your car. Follow this Real Fix to see how a problem with the parking assistance system on a BMW 530xi was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Not So Smart Key Kia

    It’s always a risk trying to fix a car that the owner worked on themselves first and now is broken. SureTrack community member sleazen had a Kia Optima in their shop that the customer swapped the engine in and now won’t start. They replaced the pump but that didn’t fix it. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member todawg and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.