December 2019 Archives - Brake & Front End
Tech Tip: Rear Axle Load Valve Causes Low Pedal

The mechanical linkage and the valve cause problems on some trucks by leaking and increasing braking distances. The main culprits are rust and corrosion.

Akebono Tech Tip: Brake Pad Efficiency

This stop-and-go process, sometimes called “burnishing,” alters and usually increases the coefficient of friction between the rotor and pad to ensure stable braking power.

Recognizing Steering System And Chassis Damage Patterns

If these components are damaged, the person steering needs to expect the handling of their vehicle to become critical.

How Does Lubrication Impact Bearing Functionality?

Contaminants such as water, salt and organic debris can cause wheel bearings to corrode and fail over time.

Ford Transit Alignment Spec

The Transit comes in 150, 250 and 350 sub-models. There is also a model with a dually rear axle.

Brake Maintenance: Dodge/Mercedes-Benz/Freightliner Sprinter Van

There are two generations of the Sprinter. The 2000-2006 models comprised the first generation of the vehicle and in 2007, Dodge redesigned the Sprinter. Both generations have similar caliper setups, with the front brakes featuring dual piston floating calipers.

Torque Converter Logic

If the clutch is not operating properly, it can cause harsh shifts and slip in the transmission.

Complete Wheel Bearing Service

The first step, and probably the most important, is inspection of the corner of the vehicle.

Understanding ABS Module Logic

ABS is the foundation of the ESC system. The ABS modulator also performs electronic brake distribution (EBD).

Why Reading The Manual Is Essential

The fact is, what you don’t know may not hurt you, but it might hurt your customer – at the very least, it can kill your bottom line.

Your Car, Your Data: Your Livelihood, Your Tools

In a recent survey by KPMG, more than 80% of auto industry executives think data will become a primary revenue source for future business models.

Not Just Your Average Joe

Joe Sharp was named winner of the 2019 Wix Driving Performance award.