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Brake Repair

The brake system can produce issues in every car. Without a good system, your car experience is bound to fail. Thus, when you are experiencing any problem with your car brakes, do not forget for check it. Let a repairman check it up and diagnose the problems. You may also learn more about car brakes in order for you to self-diagnose the problem. Pay attention with the details on the system. You must know how the circuitry works both mechanically and electrically. You should also test the voltage supply in your batters as it may cause problems in the brake system.

You must know how crucial checking up the brake system to have a smooth drive in your car. It will also issue out safety while driving. You will never know what may happen with your brake system broken. Here are some basics tips brake repair.

    • Garner safety equipment such as safety glasses. This will protect your eyes in instant surges which may produce sparks.
    • Locate the brake switch in the system. This switch is normally found under the hood which is connected to the brake line or sometimes to the brake pedal linkage.
    • Inspect if the wires connected to it (two or four wires, depending on the car you are using) and see to it that they are in good condition. Make sure that they are tightly secured among one another.
    • Measure the voltage in the terminals on the brake. You may utilize your good-old voltmeter in measuring the voltage across the terminals. Make sure that it measures 12 volts or any voltage your brake system is working at.
    • Pedal onto the brake pedal. Measure the voltage while the pedal is on hold. With this, you must measure a voltage of 12 volts across.
    • Reversing the leads of the voltmeter, it should still read a measurement. However, if there are no measurements are seen, your brakes can be potentially damaged. You may opt to replace the brake switch.
    • If the brake switch is found to be in good working condition, locate the hubcap. Remove it and loosen the lug nuts found on the problem wheel.
    • Using a jack to lift the car, remove the lug nuts and remove the wheel
    • Locate the brake drum. Detach this part using proper equipment. There may be some plates which may cover this. However, do not remove the solenoids clocked by these plates.
    • Measure the voltage across on the terminals on the solenoid. Repeat the previous steps of measuring it first with the proper polarity. If the measurement shows a corresponding value, the solenoids are on the go. However, if you reverse the leads and measure no value, this part may be broken.
    • Repeat the process until all solenoids are tested.
    • Replace the solenoids which do not produce a 12 volt value. Nonetheless, there are no problems in this part of your brake system.
    • Reassemble all components you have removed. If you find any problems during the processes, contact your repairman immediately.



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