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Tech Tip: VW TPMS Systems without Wheel Position Recognition

These vehicles use the Direct TPMS system.

New Part Numbers Available for Standard and Intermotor Brands

Standard Motor Products (SMP) has announced the addition of 511 new part numbers to its Standard and Intermotor engine management product lines during the month of June. This makes a total of 1,597 new part numbers year-to-date, the company said.

Brake Job: 2011-Newer Buick Regal

There are two brake packages for the Buick Regal. Base models have a single-piston caliper in the front. High-performance models (GS) use the J64 brake package that uses a twin-piston caliper in the front and a different pad. The ABS/ESC system also has a different calibration.

FMVSS 126 NHTSA takes on ESC

By September 1, 2012, every car manufactured or imported in the U.S. must be equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 126). While I am opposed to new legislation that makes anything more expensive or complicated, this is one law that I support because it could put

Inspecting Brake Hydraulic Systems: Worn Components Take Their Toll on Advanced Suspension Technologies

During a service writer’s efforts to sell competitive brake services at the service desk, he or she often focuses on selling “good, better or best” brake friction replacements, while ignoring the added expense of repairing brake hydraulics. Did you know that neglected brake system hydraulics can cause an expensive warranty comeback?

Mazda3i Vehicle Maintenance Checks

For this article, we’ll be looking at a 2006 Mazda3i. We won’t spend much time on performing routine maintenance services, as we should all be familiar with the nuts and bolts of the job. The most important thing to ask yourself is, why are you doing this service? Sure it’s important to get fresh fluids and

Tech Tip: Intermittent ABS Operation Caused by Cracked Sensor Ring

Rust can develop between the axle and the ABS speed sensor ring. The rust acts like a wedge and causes the ring to crack, creating a false or erratic signal that results in intermittent ABS operation.

Brake System Scan Tools: The New Essential Tool

While there are many times where you will be able to repair a vehicle’s brakes without a scan tool, you only have to run into one car that needs this to make it worth having. The reality is that if your customer’s vehicle is 10 years old or newer, there’s nearly a 100% chance that you could need a scan tool to perform some sort of test/repair on the brake system.

Ride Control and Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

For all 2012 model year vehicles, stability control is standard. For model year 2008, the majority of vehicles sold were sold with ABS and optional stability control. Most of these systems have something in common, sensors that measure the dynamics of the vehicle and the intentions of the driver.

BRAKE JOB: 2004-2009 Mazda3

The 2004-2009 Mazda3 is based on the Ford global C1 platform, shared with the European Ford Focus and Volvo S40. Nothing is really groundbreaking about the brake system. But, not paying attention to the details can end in a post brake job comeback.

Performing a Brake Job on a 2002-2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer

The Chevrolet Trailblazer is based on the GMT 360. The brake system on the Trailblazer is not groundbreaking by any means, but there are some intricacies technicians should be aware of on this common platform. The front brakes utilize dual piston calipers with phenolic pistons. The most important thing to remember when replacing the pads on this vehicle is to replace the hardware.

TECH TIP: CHRYSLER: ESP Lamp On Possible DTC C121A/C2205

The vehicle operator may experience an illumination of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) lamp on the vehicle instrument cluster. The ESP lamp illumination may be due to the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)