Brake Noise Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Brake & Front End
Brake Shims: How To Control Brake Noise

Brake shims are not designed for adjusting spacing and distance between friction material and the rotor. Shims provide multifunction noise control as a component attached to the friction pad backing plate. A quality brake shim can prevent brake noise during the entire life of the brake job and will not dry out or be displaced over time like some lubricants. But remember, a shim does not do its job if it is left in the box.

The Key To Stopping Brake Noise

Noisy brakes are not squeaking door hinges waiting to be lubed. You cannot simply apply a magic substance to make them quiet. It is not that using lubricants, pastes and sprays are not effective, it is simply intuitive that minimizing friction (without consideration of braking performance) using the most expedient available application is cost effective with respect to service labor.

Cheap Brake Pads

Selling cheap brake pads can help automotive technicians market their services, but what is the real cost of installing inferior quality brake pads?

Brake NVH: Real World Applications

First know that all brakes make noise. When the friction material makes contact with the rotor, the coupling causes the brake pad and rotor to oscillate and vibrate. The components are locked as a combined system that will ­vibrate at the combined system’s natural frequency of vibration. This is called force-coupled excitation. The driver hears

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Rundown of Brake Service Chemical Applications

Penetrants for disassembly Brake system components are subjected to tremendous heat and can collect road salt, debris or other corrosive materials in the course of daily driving. Fasteners for calipers and caliper brackets are usually torqued to fairly high levels. The use of a quality penetrant at the start of brake service can ease and

What is Brake Noise? The Basics of Diagnosing NVH

What does your shop do when a brake noise complaint enters the service bays? Does it end up hurting productivity for the rest of the day as a technician randomly applies lubes, pastes and sprays to the brake system hoping that the problem will be at least temporarily solved? Brake systems are complex and require

Brake Noise Vibration Harshness
Honda Brake Job Tips

Insight: Lightweight Rear Brake Drums The older Insight has a two-piece rear drum design with aluminum fins. The design borrows from the old 1950 Buick drums that had cast iron spun into an aluminum body. This design has significantly reduced weight over a cast iron drum. The use of aluminum fins on the outside helps

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