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Hydroboost brake systems are self-bleeding if there is no other problem in the system.

Understanding ABS Modulator Problems

Mechanical issues with the ABS modulator or hydraulic control units (HCU), are rare, but they can happen. With more vehicles on the roads having older ABS systems that have not seen proper brake fluid maintenance, mechanical issues are becoming more common.

Putting The Spring In Your Brake Jobs

Typically, techs were forced to reuse old hardware or, in some extreme cases, either go without or make something else fit. Now, you probably expect, at minimum, new abutment clips to be included. But there are other hardware items you should also consider while ordering new brake pads.

Brake Job: 2015-Current Chevrolet Camaro

GM’s Alpha platform is a rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive platform used for the sixth-generation Camaro. This generation includes a variety of engines, ranging from a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder to a 6.2L supercharged V8. With this wide range of powertrains, the brake systems technicians may encounter can vary depending on what is under the hood.

VIDEO: Brake Bleeder Screw Removal Methods And Strategies

On some cars and trucks, trying to crack the bleeder screw can be a gamble. Either the screw will not budge or it snaps like twig. In this video, Andrew Markel discusses six tips to make dealing with bleeder screws more productive and profitable.

Stopping Brake Noise

Whether a vehicle is brand new or one that is 10 years old with 120,000 miles on the odometer, most people today expect their brakes to be quiet and not squeal, groan or howl in protest every time the vehicle comes to a halt.

Wheel Bearing Technology: Don’t Become Complacent

Wheel bearings are changing because the vehicles they are attached to and the brake rotors located on the other side are evolving. This has changed the designs and specifications for most bearings.

VIDEO: Managing Corrosion On Brake System Parts

Andrew Markel discusses corrosion, and how it cannot be let go especially on parts of the brake system.

Brake Rotor Failure: Why Rotors Crack And Make Noise

The prices of rotors seem to be dropping the past few years. Call just about any parts supplier and they can quote you a vast range of prices for the same application. And when you compare the rotors side-by-side, they may look the same, but the difference between a comeback and a satisfied customer is often at the microscopic level.

Your Guide To The Kia Brake Job

If a Kia comes in with a grinding problem, the next step is to look for uneven wear. If one wheel is showing more wear than the other on that axle, it’s time to do some investigating. The most likely cause of unexpected wear is a caliper or hardware issue, and the key to a successful job is figuring out the true culprit.

ABS Tech Tip 3

Peter Orlando with the third of his ABS Tech Tip clips, this time with a hydraulic tip that you can use on any brake system. Peter gives us the breakdown on some tips for monitoring and controlling contaminate issues during a brake system service that can cause problems with the ABS system.

Vehicle Technology: Enabling a Better Automotive World

The new technologies presented here by Valeo confirm the appropriateness of the company’s strategy to develop global solutions which improve safety, comfort and driving pleasure while at the same time reducing fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.