Tech Tips Archives - Page 3 of 5 - Brake & Front End
Why Do Modern Vehicles Require Precious Metal Spark Plugs?

Understanding modern ignition systems will help complete preventative engine maintenance during tune-ups.

Tech Tip: Rear Axle Load Valve Causes Low Pedal

The mechanical linkage and the valve cause problems on some trucks by leaking and increasing braking distances. The main culprits are rust and corrosion.

Recognizing Steering System And Chassis Damage Patterns

If these components are damaged, the person steering needs to expect the handling of their vehicle to become critical.

How Does Lubrication Impact Bearing Functionality?

Contaminants such as water, salt and organic debris can cause wheel bearings to corrode and fail over time.

Tech Tip: GM Stud Shearing Problems

Anchor transmission mount #2897 also fits 2000-2005 Buick, Pontiac and Oldsmobile vehicles with the 3.8L engine.

K-Seal SolvTec Tech Tip: Curing Heater Core Leaks

A classic sign of a heater core problem is when the inside of the vehicle’s windshield persistently keeps misting.

PRO Maxx Tools Tech Tip: Drill Bits Versus Machine Grade Tooling

The point and cutting edges are then ground for the correct size and application. That method is most often used for products where accuracy is not as important as just getting a hole in the material.

IPA Tools Tech Tip: Uneven Brake Wear

If a customer has uneven brake wear and you just assume it is a bad caliper and replace it, you may be guessing incorrectly. Imploded brake hoses and stuck proportioning valves produce hidden symptoms that are not easily diagnosed.

SKF Tech Tip: Replacing A Wheel Hub Flange, Bearing Guide

When replacing a press-type wheel bearing and hub flange, it’s important that all the wheel-end parts work together properly after reassembly.

Toyota Tech Tip: ‘Check Brake System’ Displayed At Startup

An updated skid control ECU logic is now available to address this concern.

Dodge Tech Tip: Toe Adjustment With Welded Drag Link

This bulletin involves an updated procedure on how to adjust the toe on a vehicle after it has undergone the V06 recall (repair to the outboard steering linkage jam nut that could loosen allowing one end of the drag link to separate from the adjuster sleeve).

Nissan Tech Tip: Abnormal Noise From Front Engine Mount

A two-piece design front engine mount is currently being used for the vehicle applications listed in this Tech Tip. A single thunk noise may be heard during the first few accelerations of the day from this type of mount, and is considered normal operation.