• SureTrack Community Fix: Shaky Pedals

    Most complaints of vibrations through a vehicle’s pedals are related to the brake pedal. A vibration in the gas pedal is fairly unusual. SureTrack community member bmaples had a Chevrolet Silverado in the shop where the owner complained that the gas pedal vibrated when accelerating from a stop.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: No Communication

    Being able to communicate is an essential part of being a human being, but it’s also an essential part of working on modern vehicles. Follow this Real Fix to see how various codes related to communication on this Buick Park Avenue were diagnosed and the repair that followed.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Can I Get Some Assistance Here?

    Today’s vehicles are loaded with sensors to help you drive and park. These are part of what is now known as ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems). One of the most common is parking assistance which helps you to avoid hitting obstacles while parking. 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: Put A Stick In It

    When you work on a car that has been repaired at another shop, you may not know exactly what was done to it. SureTrack community member EddRSmith had a Scion xB in the shop where the engine had been replaced and during a subsequent oil change the oil level was higher than it should have been.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Quit Stalling

    Nobody likes it when their engine stalls unexpectedly and it could lead to a dangerous situation if it happens while you’re driving. Follow this Real Fix to see how this stalling Isuzu Trooper was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Smokin’ Diesel

    A popular modification to diesel trucks called “rolling coal” causes them to belch black smoke. But not everyone wants their truck to be an annoyance to the public. Follow this Real Fix to see how a problem with this Ford Super Duty caused it to have black smoke come from the exhaust.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Sparkless Spark

    Ironic that a vehicle called a Spark is giving the technician trouble for no spark. SureTrack community member bighaic had a Chevrolet Spark in their shop that had no spark and wouldn’t start after doing an engine replacement. 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 Real Fix: Electric Steering

    Seemingly gone are the days of good old-fashioned hydraulic power steering. Now cars, and even some trucks, have electric power steering where some sort of electric motor assists the steering. Follow this real fix to see how inoperative power steering on this Saturn Ion was diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Windows On The Fritz

    Have you ever seen those people in the drive-thru lane who have to open their door to get their order at the window? More than likely it’s because their power windows are on the fritz. Follow this Real Fix to see how inoperable power windows on this Audi A4 were diagnosed and repaired.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Getting Traction

    What does the traction control system have to do with engine performance? Quite a bit as the systems typically reduce engine power to help counteract traction loss. Follow this Real Fix to see how a problem with valve timing, which disable the traction control,  on this Chevrolet Impala was diagnosed and corrected.