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#2 Calipers & Micrometers

Calipers and Micrometers are essential measuring tools when exact precision is required.

When Your Digital is Dead: Reading Calipers and Micrometers

Need a refresher? Here’s a crash course.

New Lang Tools Small Brake Caliper Press

The new Lang Tools Small Brake Caliper Press is built in the USA and works on small to medium single piston brake calipers with a size range of 1” to 3” which are found on subcompact to mid-sized vehicles.

4-Way Measurements from Fowler 8-in. Electronic Caliper

The Fowler 8-in. Ultra-Cal V Electronic Caliper offers four-way measurement for the inside, outside, depth and step.

Snap-on Introduces New Line Of Measurement Tools

From the Snap-on Electronic Caliper (CAL6E) and micrometers to combination squares and rulers, the wide-ranging line of new Snap-on measurement tools offers technicians the quality, performance and accuracy they have come to expect from Snap-on, said the company. “With the introduction of these new devices, Snap-on offers one of the widest assortments of superior measurement

Performing A Brake Job On A 2007-2013 Toyota Tundra

For 2007, the Toyota Tundra was redesigned. The body changed, and the foundation brake system was also updated with larger front brake calipers and rear disc brakes. The control system and hydraulics changed with a new vehicle stability system that included yaw, steering angle and brake pedal load sensors.

Toyota Tech Tip: Front Brake Rattle Noise

Some Corolla and Matrix owners may experience a front brake rattle type of noise when the car is traveling over bumps. Updated front disc brake cylinder (caliper) mountings and disc brake pad support plates are available to eliminate this condition. Conduct a road test to verify the noise condition. Front brake rattle noise will occur when the front tire runs over a depression in the road.

Tech Tip: Ford/Lincoln Rear Brake Drag Or Rear Brake Noise

Some 2009-2010 Flex, MKS and 2010 Taurus and MKT may exhibit rear brake drag and/or off-brake cyclic noise. The noise may be caused by pad to piston misalignment or corrosion on the brake caliper bracket. Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

Tech Tip: Nissan Front Brake Caliper Fluid Residue

If you confirm there is oil residue on the brake caliper and it’s not assembly lubricant, refer to the Service Procedure as part of your normal brake diagnostic procedure. Note: Castor oil assembly lubricant is applied to the brake caliper when it’s built and some residue is normal. Do not replace the caliper for castor oil residue.

Tech Tip: Caliper Replacement Check List

Check vehicle service information for any special procedures for piston retraction, electronic brake assist system deactivation or proportioning/metering valve reset.

Raybestos Brakes Help Kenseth Earn His Fourth Season Win

For Matt Kenseth, Sunday’s forecast was cloudy with a chance for reigning triumph. He captured his fourth victory of the season in Sunday’s rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

Drum Brake Service: Single-Anchor, Floating Shoe Designs

Although four-wheel disc brakes currently dominate the import brake service market, millions of drum brakes are serviced each day in independent import shops. Thanks to their age, many drum brakes present problems related not only to normal wear, but also to extended age and mileage.