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HELLA PAGID Launches Semi-Metallic Brake Pad Line

Formulation is designed as an option for high-performance vehicles, off-road adventures, and towing applications.

Euro Electronic Parking Brake Diagnostics

If you are doing a job on a vehicle with an electronic parking brake, you will need a scan tool to perform diagnostics.

The Porsche Tuned Intake

Vehicles like the 2015 Porsche Cayenne with the Turbocharged V8 tune the intake noise to add to the driving experience.

European Electric Parking Brake Service

Caliper-mounted systems will have a module mounted in the trunk with wiring going to the calipers.

Tech Tip: Brake Pad Efficiency with Burnishing

Old rotors should be replaced or resurfaced, and the hub-mounting surface should be cleaned thoroughly.

VIDEO: Brake Pad Wear Specification

Andrew Markel explains how minimum wear and discard specifications of the brake pads and rotor (disc) are related to the caliper and piston. If a technician fails to measure the rotor when the pads are replaced, it could cause a hydraulic failure when the pads wear out. Sponsored by NAPA.

VIDEO: Adjusting The Brake Pedal Switch

Jason Stahl discusses the importance of adjusting the gap on the brake pedal switch during replacement or installation. Sponsored by Intermotor.

VIDEO: Noise Issues On Opposing Piston Brake Calipers

Andrew Markel breaks down the mechanism of opposing piston calipers, and where noise can come from despite their noiseless design. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

VIDEO: Brake Noise Diagnostics

Andrew Markel explores brake noise, which noises signify which symptoms, and how to remedy them. Sponsored by Nissan.

Audi Tech Tip: Sporadic Noises From The Rear Brake After Parking The Vehicle

Customers with 2003-13 Audis with electromechanical parking brakes may report sporadically hearing the parking brake being actuated after the vehicle has been switched off. If the customer does not identify the sound as the sound of the parking brake being actuated, he or she may simply complain of hearing noises from the rear brakes.

Nissan Diagnosis Of Poor Acceleration Or Lack Of Power

Customer describes lack of power or poor acceleration on Nissan vehicles with an electric throttle chamber. Perform the following checks before attempting any repair.

Volkswagen Issues Recall on New Passats

Volkswagen Group of America Inc. is recalling up to 62 2015 Passats manufactured from May 18 to May 21 that may have been manufactured incorrectly.