Top 10 Wheel Bearing Torque Tips
A torque wrench is an essential tool when it comes to installing wheel bearings. Here are the top 10 tips to remember.
Hydraulic Suspension Bushings
Hydraulic suspension bushings were developed in response to specific customer desires: quieter and better-handling vehicles.
VIDEO: GM Clutch Installation Tips
Failure to pay attention during a clutch replacement can ruin the job. This video is sponsored by LuK.
ADVICS Tech Tip: Proper Master Cylinder Installation
Ensure that mounting areas of the master cylinder and the pipe joints are free of damage and debris. Fluid leakage and improper hydraulic pressure may cause brake failure.
Understanding Wheel Bearing Seals
A seal must always be installed so that the sealing lip is facing the fluid to be sealed. This is because the lip is made so that pressure applied to it from the “wet” side of the seal will tend to increase the pressure the lip applies to the shaft. If the seal is installed backwards, pressure acting on the “wrong” side of the lip will cause it to lift from the shaft, resulting in leakage. On most seals, the correct side is obvious; however, on others it is not.
Loaded Caliper Installation Guidelines
Caliper replacement is often the best course of action to ensure that a braking system will perform at an optimal level, both in terms of safety, performance and maximizing brake pad life. There are a bunch of small reasons to recommend caliper replacement: rubber boots, seals and gaskets that wear down, dry up and eventually