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Brake Job: 2010 Ford Fiesta

What’s so significant about the 2010-current Ford Fiesta brakes? First, the Ford Fiesta is one of the first sub-compacts on the market with the “Full Monty” of ABS/ESC/EBC/TC to come as standard. 2014-current models even have torque vectoring. Second, this vehicle uses an old technology to solve a modern problem with cars equipped with electronic

Ford Fiesta brake job tips
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

Diagnosing brake noise
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

Honda Brake Job
Nissan Maxima: Rear Caliper Clunk, Rattle Or Knocking Noise

Applied Vehicles:  2001-’02 Maxima (A33) Applied Dates: 2001 – All vehicles; 2002 – Vehicles built before Sept. 20, 2001. If a customer with an above-listed 2001-’02 Maxima complains of a clunk, knock or rattle noise from the rear of the vehicle while driving on rough road surfaces or over harsh bumps, it may be caused