Tag Archives: Brakes

Cracked Rotor

A customer at my dealership was test driving a used car when they heard a strange clunking noise. It was given to one of the technicians to find out what was wrong with it. Advertisements

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Leaking Aftermarket Parts

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the problem of brand new parts arriving with problems. That caliper with the bent bracket that I showed was an aftermarket unit. Unless you go with the cheapest aftermarket parts they’ll usually be … Continue reading

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Bad New Parts

There are a lot of frustrating things about working on cars, but I would say this is one of the worst. Waiting for parts to arrive can be bad enough, because unless you have work you can do while you … Continue reading

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The Wrong Way to Repair Brake Lines

When brake lines start leaking, they need to be replaced. Usually they leak from rust, and when they happens, either the whole line needs to be replaced, or just a section of it. The right way to do it is … Continue reading

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Overheated Brake Pads

Brake pads need to be lubricated periodically, or they’ll stick in the holders. When that happens, they can start to overheat. Overheated pads don’t last very long.

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How To: Replacing Rotors with Bearings

Most cars these days have the rotor separate from the hub and bearing, but some trucks and older vehicles use rotors that contain two sets of tapered bearings inside them and include the studs for the lug nuts. They’re more … Continue reading

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How To: 1987-1991 Ford F-250/F-350 Front Brake Calipers

I recently did a brake job on my truck, and found that the calipers are attached differently than on newer vehicles, so here’s a how-to guide if you’re doing them yourself. You don’t need any sockets or wrenches, just a … Continue reading

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