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Brake Hose Tips

Brake Hose Tips

Problem: Internal brake hose damage during inspection or service Cause 1: use of non-approved hose clamping device such as vise grips (See Figure 58.1) Vise grips or similar tools can permanently damage the internal structure of even a new brake hose.  Figure...

Brake Pull Diagnosis

Brake Pull Diagnosis

Problem Brake pull occurs when a vehicle pulls to one side or the other during braking. Cause Depending on several variables, there are a variety of potential causes for brake pull. For example, most of the common causes have been listed below:Friction problemRotor...

Measuring Wheel Drag

Measuring Wheel Drag

Wheel Drag: The Problem Accurately determining wheel drag during diagnosis The Cause of Misdiagnosed Wheel Drag: Many mechanics judge the amount of drag by rotating the tire/wheel assembly by hand, which is not always an accurate method of determining drag. How to...

Brake Valve Identification

Brake Valve Identification

Brake Valve Problem: Determining whether to add the vehicle’s brake valve(s) to the list of possible causes. The Cause of Difficulty in Brake Valves: Brake valves represent the least understood of all the base brake components. Not knowing what the various brakes do,...

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