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    SACHS: Preventing malfunctions of the clutch actuation system

    General note Our useful tips provide only an overview. The installation instructions and operating instructions provided by the vehicle manufacturer and the warning and safety instructions contained therein must be observed! All work must be performed by a trained professional. The pictures used and the procedure described in our tips are examples and may vary …

    September
    13
    2021

    SACHS: Changing shock absorbers

    The shock absorber, which is also called the vibration damper, is mainly responsible for safety and driving comfort. Find out in this workshop tip when to change shock absorbers, and how to correctly install new ones. General note Our useful tips provide only an overview. The installation instructions and operating instructions provided by the vehicle …

    September
    10
    2021

    SACHS: Procedure for cleaning the contact surfaces

    Rough engine running and noises when starting or switching off the engine are in some cases too quickly associated with a possible dual-mass flywheel (DMF) defect. Often though the cause of these faults can be found in an unexpected place – in the vehicle electrical system. In this workshop tip we look at this issue …

    August
    9
    2021

    Sachs ZMS Modul DMF Kits

    Sachs, leading supplier of driveline and chassis technology, explains how its ZMS Modul Range is simplifying the sourcing and fitting of DMFs. These kits contain all of the parts required for a clutch and dual-mass flywheel (DMF) renewal on a variety of vehicles. Manufactured by Sachs, each ZMS Modul kit contains the clutch cover, clutch …

    September
    4
    2020

    Spotting defective shock absorbers

    Accidents or serious installation errors can cause impact damage to shock absorbers. It is therefore advisable to look for damage to car axles and damper attachments and to carry out professional wheel alignment. The ramifications of defective shock absorbers include various negative effects on vehicle handling and safety. That is why competent damage evaluation and …

    September
    9
    2019

    Checking the DMF

    DEFECTIVE DUAL-MASS FLYWHEEL? PLEASE CHECK ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS AND GROUND POINTS FIRST.   Before removing the DMF unnecessarily, you should also consider contaminated or corroded ground contacts, contact resistors on the electrical connections in the starter and generator electrical circuit as well as problems with the battery (insufficiently charged, damaged or defective) as a failure cause. …

    June
    24
    2019

    Sachs Workshop Tips: Leaking Shock Absorbers

    When are dampers leaky? Apparently leaking shocks often don’t indicate a defect, but are absolutely tight and functioning properly. A certain amount of “perspiration” is completely normal, and even necessary to lubricate the piston rod seal. Therefore never assess the dampers after driving in the rain. When you check them, they must be dry. Here …

    March
    18
    2019

    Sachs: tip bleeding hydraulic clutch actuation system

    Preventing malfunctions of the clutch actuation system by bleeding it correctly Even though the electrification of vehicle components is progressing inexorably – the electric power steering system just being one example – especially three components continue to be actuated hydraulically: the brake, the hydraulic or electrohydraulic steering system and the hydraulic clutch actuation system. What …

    January
    7
    2019

    SACHS recommendation: Replacing defective suspension springs

    Chassis springs – together with shock absorbers and spring strut support bearings – fulfill decisive safety and comfort functions. We therefore recommend regularly checking the component and, in the event of corrosion, cracks or breaks, replacing it. Defective springs negatively affect the vehicle handling and road safety: They extend the braking distance because they can …

    December
    4
    2018

    SACHS useful tip: Replacing CDC dampers.

    Early in 2012, the twelve millionth CDC damper for passenger cars since the start of production in 1994 left the line at ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s Schweinfurt location. Ride comfort and dynamics More and more automotive manufacturers opt for the continuously variable damping system called Continuous Damping Control (CDC) in their vehicles. It permanently monitors influencing …

    October
    26
    2018