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Solving Brake Problems

Solving Brake Problems

Brakes are one of the most popular DIY repairs. It seems like a natural progression from doing oil and fluid changes. Personally, I was afraid to do brakes when I started out, especially drum brakes. All those springs really scared …

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Solving Brake Problems

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes have been around for some time now. They were first developed in the 1890s but didn’t see mass production till about 1950 in the U.S. The principle is fairly simple. You have a brake caliper that houses the …

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Solving Brake Problems

Brake Noise

This goes for drum brakes as well as disc brakes.  The #1 cause of brake noise is the friction material itself. I’ve also come to learn that the backing has a lot to do with brake noise as well. If …

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Solving Brake Problems

Types of Friction Material

As stated earlier, the number-one cause of brake noise is the friction material used. For that reason, it’s important to choose a quality friction material to help prevent noise when doing brake work. I can think of four main types …

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Solving Brake Problems

On-the-Car Brake Lathe

There is a machine that is capable of machining brake rotors on your vehicle. This is the best way to machine rotors, as it eliminates any imperfections in the brake rotors or any runout in the bearing/hub assembly. The smoothest …

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Solving Brake Problems

Disc Brake Service

Replacing your front brakes is not that difficult. However, there are a few key things to remember if you’re going to service them yourself.

One of the main mistakes I see people making when servicing disc brakes is not opening …

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Rear E-Brake Cable Setup

Solving Brake Problems

Servicing Rear Disc Brakes

Rear disc brakes are similar to front disc brakes with one big exception. Rear disc brakes might house the mechanism for the parking brake. You can differentiate between the two types by inspecting the style of caliper piston it contains. …

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