Brake System Service
Honda's continue to enjoy the popularity earned by providing a good vehicle that will deliver many miles of trouble-free service to their owners. But all machines, even the good ones, require regular maintenance and, eventually, the replacement of consumable parts. Brakes certainly fit that description. What we'll look at in this article is not so much how to replace worn-out pads, but rather things to be on the lookout for that will ensure a quality job and eliminate comebacks. Keep in mind how the brake system has changed to keep up with... Continue
SUV Drivers "Rattled" by Brake Noise Over Rough Roads
Some General Motors SUV owners may complain of a rattle noise coming from the front of the vehicle while driving at slow speeds over rough road surfaces - when the brake pedal is not applied. This condition may be caused by the interface of the front brake caliper guide pins and the front brake caliper bracket. To isolate the brake caliper guide pins as a potential source of the noise, apply the brakes when the noise is apparent. If the noise stops when the brakes are applied and returns once released, then the caliper guide pins and the... Continue
Wheel Bearing Service: Getting The Right Feel
When a wheel bearing goes out on a vehicle, it may or may not give much warning. Typical clues include noise from the vicinity of the wheel, possibly some steering wander or looseness in the steering, and/or some abnormal tread wear on the front tires. Also, an ABS light could illuminate. As a rule, there should be no perceptible play in the wheel bearing if you are pulling and tugging on a wheel 12 and 6 o'clock, but up to .010 inch of. play in the front bearings may be acceptable on some old vehicles cars and trucks with adjustable... Continue
2004-2008 Ford F-150 Brake Job Tips
Starting with the 2004 model year, Ford launched a new body style for the F150. The new body style truck is a new vehicle inside and out. However, not all of the 2004 F150s that you see will be the new body style. The 2004 F150 was also made available in the older body style pickup that came on the scene in 1996. The older body style F150 is called a "Heritage" edition. The newer body style is simply referred to as an 2004 "new" model. You do need to be aware of this for correct ordering of parts, and parts look up. On some 2007-2008 F150s... Continue
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