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Brake Master Cylinder: The Most Common Repair

  The most common type of brake repair lies within the hydraulics of the system. Brake fluid is vital to the brakes because it transfers force into pressure, which helps the other components of the braking system work correctly. The force needed to stop the car is far greater than the force applied when the operator of the vehicle presses their foot on the brake pedal. The fluid provides the hydraulic force needed to efficiently operate the brakes with the force needed. Often times, it needs to be flushed out of the car, and replaced because old fluid has a lower boiling point, and tends to attract moisture.

The excess moisture can cause rust, and is especially damaging to anti-lock braking systems. Mechanics recommend a flush every 30,000 miles, it is good preventative maintenance toward keeping the system working efficiently. Bleeding is simply letting some of the fluid out to remove the air pockets that have become trapped in the system. Checking the brake fluid can provide details of any required maintenance from refilling, to leaks.

Another common brake repair is replacing the brake pads. The pads lie within the disc and provide a buffer between the calipers and the rotors. When the brakes are applied, the caliper squeezes the pads into the rotor, which stops the vehicle. Although there isn’t a specific mileage milestone to indicate a need for new pads, the pads are equipped with a a small metal tab that will rub against the rotor and make a squealing noise when they have worn thin and need replacement. Ignoring this warning signal for too long can lessen braking efficiency and cause serious damage to the rotors.

  The master cylinder controls the volume of fluid that is forced through the system. When the master cylinder malfunctions, there is an internal leak that is not always immediately detected by brake fluid leaking from the car. Attention should be given to this component if the pedal slowly sinks to the floor when the pedal is applied, or if the operator must ‘pump’ the brakes in order for the pedal to return to normal pressure. A red warning light will also appear on the dashboard if there is a problem with the master cylinder. If leaking is more obvious, the problem my be with the tubes or hoses that carry the fluid from the master cylinder.

The braking system has many components working together that enable safe operation of a vehicle. Always pay attention to how the brakes feel when pressure is applied, and take the car to a certified mechanic for preventative maintenance. Never put off repairs to the braking system.

If you are experiencing problems with your brakes, you may be in need of a brake repair,

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29/11/2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on brake master cylinder

How To Change Brake Rotors

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Car Brake Pads Replacement: What You Must Do

Brake pads are one of the most important parts of your vehicle that have direct effect on the performance of your vehicle-stopping system. Brake pads should be inspected regularly for the possibility of wear out. Most of the time, you can notice brake pad wear without having to remove the wheel. When the pads look thin, it indicates that they are almost worn out. You can also inspect the slot which is available in some types of brake pads. The fewer the slot remains, the more likely it wears out and needs change.

To change brake pads on your car, you need some car parts such as brake system cleaner, brake anti-squeal compound, high-temperature brake grease, and obviously new brake pads. You will also need some tools which include lug nut wrench, large C-Clamp, length of wire or bungee cords, jack and jack stands, wrench, socket, and Allen wrench or Torque wrench. The latter tools are depended on the caliper design. As dust from the brake system and brake fluid are harmful to your health, protect yourself with filtering mask, safety goggles, and possibly gloves.

After all the brake parts and tools are prepared, now you are ready to replace your pads. Arm yourself with a service manual for your car type since it is significant for a safe and correct replacement.

1. Park your car on a flat surface, open the hood and find the brake master cylinder which is usually placed on the firewall on the driver’s side. Protect painted areas around the master cylinder by covering them. You will also need to remove half of the reservoir fluid to prevent fluid overflow when new pads are installed. Brake fluid is poisonous, so never siphon it with your mouth. If you use a turkey baster for the job, never again use the appliance for cooking.

2. Remove the wheels where you will install the new brake pads by loosening the wheel lug nuts, raising the front or rear part of your car, and securely supporting it on jack stands.

3. After the wheels are off, use the wrench to loosen the bolts holding the calipers. Lift the caliper off the brake rotor after the bolts are removed. You will notice that the caliper will still be connected with the brake line. Never let the caliper hang by the brake line as it can cause line brake damage and brake failure. Secure the caliper using the bungee cords to a nearby suspension component.

4. Once the caliper is removed, pull out the brake pad from the caliper. Inside the caliper, you will notice a cylindrical piston coming out. Hold the piston to its original position using a C-Clamp by pressing its end against the piston.

5. Replace the old pad with the new one. Apply anti-squeal compound on both sides of the new pads and high temperature brake grease to the upper steering knuckle-to-caliper contact surface. Wait for a few minutes to let the coats to set up before putting back the brake pad and the caliper to their original place. Return all the other car parts and test the brake before bringing your car to roads.

Check your brake pads every 15,000 miles to figure out wear out. Need more auto tips? Visit our link today.

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14/11/2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How To Change Brake Rotors

Brake Wear

 

How to Know When It Is Time to Change Your Car Brake Pads and Shoes

Many drivers’ biggest fear is to be driving on the highway and coming to a stop, only to find that the brakes are no longer responding when they’re pressed on. The fact is, brake failure is a serious cause of collisions on the highway, and while it’s less common today than it used to be, it’s still a problem to be kept at bay for all motorists.

Older drum brakes were not nearly as reliable as today’s braking technology. Drum brakes were susceptible to seasonal and environmental factors which could decimate their ability to stop on time. In the heat of the summer or the cold of winter, drum brakes could easily stop responding or fail to provide the necessary friction to stop the vehicle in a timely manner.

Today’s newer anti-lock brakes don’t tend to fail nearly as often as the previous standard in braking technology used to. More sophisticated braking systems, along with advanced materials and design used on braking pads and shoes, have led to much safer and much more stable brakes that are better apt to stopping in any weather.

Here are a few signs it might be time to replace a piece or all of your braking system. Brakes and their parts are inexpensive pieces of an automobile that can be easily replaced without a lot of time and hassle, so it pays to make sure they’re in good working order (especially when your body will absorb whatever kinetic energy they fail to prevent you from hitting).

Troubling Noises

– They’re not always the same kind of bad noise, but you can usually hear when your brakes or their components have begun to wear down. Of course you’ll notice a sluggish, less complete stopping of your wheels when you press the brake pedal, but you’ll also hear grinding, squealing, or whining coming from your wheel well.

Poor Road Traction

– If you’ve ever depressed your brakes only to feel your car try, but fail to stop, you know how scary bad traction can be. Perhaps what’s most scary about these situations is that they tend to be more common in inclement weather, which is not how you want to discover a crucial flaw in your biggest safety system.

Brakes will keep you and your car safe, but they need some TLC with regular upkeep in order to continue doing their job. Make sure you get yours checked out before you find out they need work the hard way.

Your car’s braking system is probably the most important function of your vehicle. You’ll want to use a qualified car repair shop to inspect or replace brake parts. If you need a brake job, then stop in the Fouzis Service Center.

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22/10/2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Comments Off on Brake Wear

Problem Starting Car

                            

How Ignition Systems Work

The Basics Of A Car Engine

In order to understand how your vehicle’s ignition system works we need to review the basics of internal combustion.

Basically, a car engine is like a large pump. Air and gas are being pumped in and exhaust is being pumped out. There is a by-product of excess energy that is being sent to the wheels and exhaust (which exits through the tailpipe). Your car’s engine combines the air and the fuel, and adds a spark. The spark ignites the air and fuel mixture to cause an explosion. This is what we refer to as ignition.

The ignition system is a group of components that work in tandem to create the ignition. The ignition system contains an ignition coil, a distributor, a distributor cap, a rotor, plug wires and spark plugs. Older ignition systems use what is called a “points-and-condenser system” in the distributor. Current ignition systems like the one your car most likely contains uses an ECU. An ECU or an engine control unit controls the spark and ignition timing.

Well take this apart piece by piece so it all makes sense.

1. Ignition Coil

The ignition coil takes the weak battery power and turns it into a spark that is powerful enough to ignite your fuel’s vapor. There are two coils of while in the ignition coil and they are right on top of each other called windings. The windings are differentiated as primary and secondary. The primary winding gathers the power to create a spark. The secondary winding sends it to the distributor.

There are three contacts on an ignition coil. If the ignition coil has an external plug, then the contacts are on the inside of the case. The large and obvious contact in the middle of the ignition coil is where the coil wire goes. The coil wire is the wire that links the ignition coil to the distributor cap. The second contact is a 12V wire that connects into a positive power source. The third contact sends information to the rest of the vehicle such as the tachometer.

2. The Distributor, Distributor Cap, and Rotor

As we mentioned above, your ignition coil links to the distributor via a coil wire. The distributor receives that powerful spark and sends it out to the spark plugs.

The distributor is a very precise spinner. It spins distributing the sparks to each of the spark plugs at the right time. The rotor, which is actually connected directly to the shaft of the distributor, is the mechanism that distributes the sparks. Since it’s connected to the distributor, the rotor also spins and makes contact with a number of points that correspond to the number of cylinders your engine has. Then, it sends the spark through the point to the plug wire located on the other end. Modern distributors use electronic assistance that is able to alter the ignition’s timing.

3. Spark Plugs & Wires

As we mentioned above, once the ignition coil creates the high-powered spark, the distributor and rotor takes that spark and spins it to the right outlet. However, we still need a way to transport that spark to the spark plug. This is done using spark plug wires.

The contact points on the distributor cap connect to a plug wire that takes the spark to the spark plugs. Spark plugs are screwed to the head of the cylinder.Click here and get BIG discounts plus FREE SHIPPING on auto parts and accessories at Auto Parts Warehouse .You can find some more Great prices and Wide Selection of Auto Parts and Accessories at AutoPartsGiant.com auto parts and accessories.

             

The end of the spark plug is located at the top of the cylinder and that’s where the action happens. Once the intake valve lets out just the right amount of fuel vapor and air in the cylinder, the spark plug creates a blue hot spark that ignites the mixture. This is what causes combustion. The ignition system does this thousands of times per minute.

4. The Ignition Module

Through an old system called “a points-and-condenser system”, a distributor relied on many of its own mechanics to time the spark at just the right time. The ignition points were set to a specific gap, which created the proper amount of spark while the condenser did the regulating.

Nowadays, all of this is handled by computers. This computer is called an ignition module. If it malfunctions, all you can do is replace it since it cannot be repaired.

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