2017 Editions Archives - Page 12 of 12 - Brake & Front End
On The Web – January 2017

Featured stories trending on Brake & Front End media in January.

Chevrolet Cobalt 2005-2010 Alignment

If you were to look at the underside of a 2005-’10 Chevy Cobalt or Pontiac G5, the layout doesn’t look that much different than a 1995-2004 Chevrolet Cavalier or Pontiac Sunfire.

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Modern Vehicle Diagnosis And Repair

Even with all these modern tools, techniques and scanners, there are still problems that occur because of previous work performed incorrectly. The difference is how the computers in modern cars interpret incorrect parts or faulty workmanship.

Rattle Or Clunk Noise Under Vehicle (Chrysler)

If a customer states that there are rattles or clunks from underneath the vehicle, the outer and inner tie rods may need replaced.

Drum Brake Self Adjusters

In some cases, the master cylinder may contain residual check valves to prevent air from being drawn past the wheel cylinder cup seals when the shoes are retracted by the return springs.

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Undercar Trend Watch: Loaded Calipers, Struts, Arms And Knuckles

The main advantage of a loaded, unitized or complete assembly is not the cost of the part, but rather the efficiency it offers the technician and the greater effectiveness of repair it gives the customer. By packing a loaded caliper, strut, control arm or even knuckle into a job, you can create a “win/win” for everyone.

Tenneco Activates Exclusive ‘Feel The Difference’ Guarantee On Premium Monroe Shocks And Struts

Tenneco says this new risk-free trial offer provides peace of mind to consumers and helps expand ride control replacement opportunities for shops.

Brake Hardware Lubricant Service

Under extreme braking conditions, some lubricants can’t stand the heat and melt off, evaporate, oxidize or burn. That’s why ordinary, general-purpose chassis grease should never be used for lubricating brake components.

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2007-2013 GM Full-Sized Truck (GMT900) Brake Job

The GMT900 debuted in 2007 and came standard with ABS and stability control. Keep reading for best practices for performing brake jobs on GM’s GMT900.

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