Brake Job: 2005-2011 Volkswagen Jetta And Golf
The brake system does not differ greatly from the previous platform, but it does have a few quirks.
VIDEO: Rear Rotor Parking Brake Service
Would you replace a drum without changing the shoes? Andrew Markel discusses what must be performed when servicing rear rotors that use a drum in the hat of the rotor. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
Brake Job: 2009-2014 Volkswagen Routan
The 2009-’14 Volkswagen Routan has a split personality. It uses the Chrysler minivan platform with revised styling, suspension tuning and brake service procedures.
Nissan Maxima Brake Job Tips
Called the four-door sports car by Nissan, the 2004-2008 Maxima brake system is easy to service with very few complaints of brake noise or pulsation. The system used the same brake pads, rotors and calipers on all models. There were some changes in 2007 to the ABS system.
2011 Chevy Sonic Brake Job
The Chevy Sonic is GM’s compact car that took over where the Aveo left off. Redesigned in 2011, the Sonic uses front discs and rear drums and comes with ABS and stability control standard. The system has had few complaints or TSBs issued. Servicing the brakes is straightforward and does not require any special tools except a scan tool to bleed the ABS modulator.
Nissan Titan Brake Job
The Titan is Nissan’s full-size pickup. The Titan has had no major brake problems or recalls, and the brakes are fairly easy to service. Nissan had a few teething problems with brake judder on 2004-‘06 models, but this was corrected with better brake formulations and training at the dealerships. Front Brakes The front brakes on
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
Parking Brake Adjustments
The parking or emergency brake has to perform two distinct jobs. First, it must be able to hold the vehicle on an incline. Second, it must be able to stop a vehicle under a specific distance if the hydraulic brakes have failed. These standards are set by the Department of Transportation, and the kicker is