The most important part of any repair work is locating the cause of the problem that causes the customer complaint.
The core controls for most AWD systems are the ABS, traction control and stability control components.
A limited-slip differential helps to control the tangential forces.
With a lot of AWD cars and SUVs coming off powertrain warranties, you are going to see more differential and transfer case maintenance and repairs at your shop. What makes these drivetrain components different from previous systems is that these have more electronic and mechanical controls that work with the ABS and stability control systems. This is a huge service opportunity.
Andrew Markel shows how a universal joint can be lubricated during replacement or maintenance, as well as the importance of lubrication to its parts. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Andrew Markel explains why special attention needs paid to brake pads on vehicles with stability control, including oversteer and understeer corrections and differential replacement. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Vehicles equipped with 4×4 or all-wheel-drive (AWD) systems are designed to provide advantages throughout the year, but winter tends to bring these vehicles into focus.
NTN Bearing Corporation of America recently announced the distribution and general availability of the 2016 NTN Bower Differential Service Kits Catalog. The catalog indexes repair solutions for our powertrain rebuilder customers, including heavy duty differential kits for popular OEM manufacturers such as DANA, Eaton, Freightliner, Mack and Meritor.