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    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

    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 …

    August
    29
    2018

    SACHS useful tip: Clutch slips.

    Causes of slipping clutches Clutch slip may have various causes. Besides the clutch pressure plate and the clutch disk, the problem is often found in the release system. Additional causes include an incorrectly remachined flywheel or installation of the wrong clutch. Therefore, check: Release system wear, freedom of movement, adjustment Verify that the parts are …

    June
    25
    2018

    Proper disposal of shocks and dampers.

    Environmental protection and disposal Our company places a high priority on protecting the environment. As a result, our concept of product quality includes not only optimum operating properties, long service life and convenient installation, but also saving resources and preserving the environment. For us, this means developing, producing and disposing of products in environmentally compatible …

    May
    30
    2018

    SACHS useful tip: Installing shocks and dampers free from distortion

    Improper assembly or accidents can lead to a distortion of shocks and dampers and later to serious component damage. ZF Aftermarket describes what to pay attention to during inspection and installation. Distortion can severely reduce the service life of shocks and dampers. ZF Aftermarket explains the causes as well as the effects on the chassis …

    January
    18
    2018

    Checking clutch disks

    Only install clutch disks that have been tested. ZF Aftermarket recommends always checking clutch disks for lateral runout before they are installed in the vehicle. The clutch disk is the component that makes the connection in the center of the clutch. It is a compact, very complicated component which is subjected to heavy loads. Together …

    December
    20
    2017