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    Brake Judder N°1

    Brake judder is the vibration felt through the steering wheel and suspension when the brakes are applied at certain speeds and pressures. It can vary from a barely noticeable vibration to a violent judder, and can be experienced in two ways.

    March
    10
    2017

    Brake warning system

    In general, the dashboard light that indicates a problem with the brake system has an alarming red colour (depending on the vehicle model) to indicate that there is an immediate risk, potentially compromising the general safety of the vehicle. It should never be ignored.

    February
    23
    2017

    What is brake noise?

    Brake noise typically originates from vibration on a part within the wheel end section of the vehicle – between the tyre and the connection to the chassis. Noise is often blamed on the brake pad itself, but can come from any part, from the wheel bearing to the ball joint. Within the brake system, it’s …

    December
    16
    2015

    Ferodo technical tips: No. 8 – Loss of braking efficiency

    SPONGY PEDAL FEEL Spongy pedal feel is the experience where upon depressing the brake pedal, the brake is slow to respond, and the pedal feels spongy – sooner than it should be, with excessive force required to decelerate the vehicle and excessive stroke of the pedal. WHAT CAUSES SPONGY PEDAL FEEL AND HOW CAN YOU FIX IT? Faulty …

    July
    28
    2015

    Ferodo technical tips: No. 5 – Loss of braking efficiency

    Vapour Lock N°2 VAPOUR LOCK In the previous leaflet Vapour Lock N°1 we discussed the cause of vapour lock and provided some insights into choosing the correct fluid according to needs and highlighted the wet and dry boiling points. However, it is just as important to check brake fluid regularly and, when moisture content is too high, to …

    July
    28
    2015

    Solving noise problems: Ferodo Tips for correct brake removal

    If a road test is possible, carry this out first, and note the conditions under which the noise occurs.

    July
    21
    2015

    Ferodo technical tips on brake judder N°2

    Brake judder is the vibration felt through the steering wheel and suspension when the brakes are applied at certain speeds and pressures. In the previous leafl et Brake Judder N°1 we already discussed a few causes of brake judder and provided you with the appropriate solutions. But apart from hub and/or disc run-out and severe …

    July
    2
    2015

    Ferodo technical tips on brake judder N°1

    Brake judder N°1 Brake judder is the vibration felt through the steering wheel and suspension when the brakes are applied at certain speeds and pressures. It can vary from a barely noticeable vibration to a violent judder, and can be experienced in two ways: • a pulsing feeling in the brake pedal – almost as …

    July
    2
    2015

    Ferodo instruction on correct fitting of brake pads and caliper

    Avoiding Noise Problems – Tips for Correct Assembly   The easiest way to avoid problems is to ensure that the brake pads and caliper are correctly assembled from the start. Following these extra instructions for reassembly should help avoid vibrations and the associated noise, and allow drivers a smooth comfortable ride. Strip and clean all the caliper …

    July
    2
    2015