fasteners Archives - Brake & Front End
How a Manual Impact Driver Can Make Your Day

We’ve all had screws and other fasteners that just refuse to budge. Years of corrosion, heat cycling, and gunk buildup due to weather exposure and normal vehicle operation can literally freeze a screw in place. And we can guarantee the screw head will strip if you use too much force trying to remove it. But

Exhaust Manifold Leaks Cause Issues For The Oxygen Sensors

The engine management system does not know there is a crack in the manifold.

VIDEO: Cleaning Thread-Locking Compound From Fasteners

Andrew Markel discusses replacing fasteners on suspension and wheel hub components, and the importance of keeping the bolts clean upon re-installation. Sponsored by FAG, a Schaeffler brand.

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Torque-to-Yield Fastener Reuse

The desired result of tightening a fastener is to obtain a proper clamping force between parts. The clamping force prevents loosening when the vehicle is in use and external forces act on the clamped parts.