Wheel bearings have a difficult job to do. The bearings have to allow free rotation of the wheel assembly, and dissipate the friction-related heat generated by that rotating mass and the loads it has to support.
A customer brings their vehicle into your shop with a vibration complaint; you hesitate to take the job because you know that the success rate of diagnosing and repairing vibration concerns is not very high.
Wheel speed sensors detect the rotation speed of a wheel that's moving. Active wheel speed sensors detect rotation speed all the way down to zero, and the newest sensors can detect the direction of rotation, too. Four different sensor designs are in
Electro-hydraulic braking systems aren't new, and neither are cars equipped with electronic parking brake systems. But they might be new to you as the fleet ages and starts showing up outside your door instead of dealerships. Here are some things you
In my automotive department, we do monthly inspections on all the college vehicles except the big busses. When I hand one of my students the job of inspecting a vehicle, it's interesting to note how serious some of them are about doing a really good
As a technician, you've likely had the opportunity to drive a fair number of different vehicles. Light-duty trucks ride differently than passenger cars, and compacts ride differently than full-size sedans. But all of their owners want a comfortable r
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