Cooling: Belts/Hoses Archives - Brake & Front End
Cooling System: Radiator Hose Inspection and Replacement

One bad hose can cause an engine malfunction. This video is sponsored by Continental.

VIDEO: Mileage, Age And Conditions Matter For Belt Replacement

Always first diagnose why the belt needs to be replaced. This video is sponsored by Continental.

Timing Belt Replacement On 2.2- And 2.3-Liter Honda Accord Engines

These tips outline the belt replacement for the popular 2.2- and 2.3-liter Accord engines. The other Honda engines are similar, but don’t require the balance belt. They shouldn’t present any challenge to the experienced tech, but there are some things to keep in mind as you tackle these jobs.

Jeep: Tapping Sound After Engine Warm Up

Some customers may ­experience a tapping sound from the engine compartment after ­engine warm up. This bulletin involves the ­installation of a serpentine drive belt and a new design idler pulley using a revised belt routing. MODELS: 2007–’08 (KA) Nitro

ASE G1 Test Prep: Understand Engine Cooling Systems

Passing the ASE Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) Test requires in-depth knowledge of an engine’s cooling system and how each component affects the overall performance of an engine over time. The emphasis is on inspection. Here is a refresher.

Goodyear Engineered Products Introduces New PartFinder Mobile App

Veyance Technologies Inc., manufacturer of Goodyear Engineered Products, has released the new Goodyear Engineered Products PartFinder mobile app. According to Veyance, the app allows you to easily find the right parts, including belts, hoses, tensioners, hydraulics and air springs.

CRP Offers ContiTech Accessory Drive System Service Poster To Help Educate Vehicle Owners

CRP Automotive, a leading source of OE-quality replacement and service parts, has developed a special ContiTech Accessory Drive System Service Poster, which is part of an overall support program for its ContiTech Serpentine Belts and Accessory Drive Kits.

When Should Hoses Be Replaced?

Before they fail is the short answer. The long answer is it depends on the type of hose, the age of the vehicle and the application. Today’s cooling hoses, fuel line hoses, vacuum and emissions hoses, PS hoses, A/C hoses and brake hoses are all very durable and long-lived, but they don’t last forever. There are no factory recommended service intervals for any type of hose, but all automakers do recommend inspecting hoses when normal maintenance or repairs are performed.

Gatorback Manufacturer Expands Coverage With 227 New Part Numbers In Automotive Aftermarket And Heavy Duty Lines

Veyance Technologies, Inc., manufacturer of Goodyear Engineered Products and the Gatorback brand, announces the release of 227 new part numbers to its automotive aftermarket and heavy duty product lines for the first quarter of 2013.

Veyance Technologies Mileage Maker Belt Line Serves Import Market

Veyance Technologies Inc., manufacturer of Goodyear Engineered Products, has expanded its Mileage Maker belt line designed to fit OEM import, domestic and heavy-duty applications.

Dayco Unveils New Packaging For Automotive Aftermarket, Heavy Duty Product Lines

Dayco Products, LLC announces that it has started shipping its extensive line of automotive aftermarket products in newly-designed packaging. Dayco’s belts, tensioners, pulleys, timing kits and water pump kits will begin arriving next month with the modern look on display.

Gates Corp.’s PIC Gauge Belt Wear App Now Available for Android Smartphones

Gates Corp has introduced an Android version of its Parts Image Capture (PIC) Gauge Belt Wear App. Initially released for iPhone in June 2012, this is the first smartphone app to deliver accurate measurement and evaluation of serpentine belt wear, according to Gates.