June 2020 Archives - Brake & Front End
Test Drives: More Than You Think

When a job or procedure is done wrong, the reason can be attributed to a variety of things.

Tesla Model S Suspension

For any electric vehicle, the alignment not only protects the tires it helps to increase the range.

Jaguar Tech Tip: No Communication With Chassis

If the battery supply to the vehicle is disconnected for any reason, the Chassis Control Module may not power-up correctly.

Undercar CAN Bus Diagnostics

A serial data bus uses voltage to communicate. Modules toggle the signal off and on.

Brake Job: 2008-Current Dodge Caravan

If you ignore issues like runout and the caliper brackets when replacing the brake pads, it will result in a comeback.

Wheel Bearing Design Innovations

Regardless of how the bearing is packaged or designed, all bearing rolling elements are protected by seals.

Pop-Up Training

This training manual uses cardboard pop ups of suspensions to show how alignment angles change.

Curing Tire Vibration Woes With RFV Wheel Balancing

Most shops have the incorrect assumption that anything more than a simple balance takes too much time.

Catalytic Converters: Regulation, Replacement and Theft

Catalytic converter replacement is easy – it is the ordering and associated paperwork that can be difficult.

Shop Operators: Don’t Take Yourself Out Of The Electric Vehicles (EV) Game

Like it or not, electric vehicles are here and more are coming.

High-End Ride Control Rehab

Electronically adjustable shocks and struts use conventional mono-tube and twin-tube oil-filled dampeners.

Programming: Why We Need To Program/Update Modules

While most updating is done using online access, you don’t have actual access to the files that contain the programming.