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    Changing a Broken Stabiliser Link

    The function of stabiliser links, also known as connecting rods They transmit torsional forces occurring between the body and the chassis to the stabiliser of the particular axle. Depending on the design of the front or rear axle, they form the necessary connection for optimal interplay between wheel guidance and stabiliser. The body roll of …

    August
    4
    2019

    Checking Rubber-to-metal Components Damage Diagnosis and Replacement Tips

    Rubber-to-metal components are subject to high dynamic stress and often also harmful environmental influences, such as heat, de-icing salt and ozone. We therefore recommend a regular check of these components within the context of the inspection or during work on the brakes or tires. Tasks assumed by rubber-to-metal components Rubber-to-metal components in a car chassis …

    April
    29
    2019

    Instructions on how to Replace Strut Mounts

    The top fastening of the suspension strut is attached to the chassis via the strut mount – also known as the suspension strut mount. Since the strut mount must have both a damping force and a rotatable mounting for unhindered steering resetting, there are strict requirements for its function and wear resistance. Checking the strut …

    February
    18
    2019

    Recognize Damages to the Chassis and Steering System

    Careless driving and dirt accumulation significantly increase the risk of wear on safety-relevant chassis and steering components. Workshops need to pay attention to typical damage patterns and remedy defects as required. If chassis or steering components are damaged, the person steering needs to expect the handling of their vehicle to become critical. Experts at ZF …

    September
    24
    2018

    Shock absorbers and suspension strut mount rear axle

    Suspension strut mount and shock absorber rear axle for KIA Cerato

    May
    7
    2018

    Identifying and remedying damage to the chassis and steering system

    Careless driving and dirt accumulation greatly increase the risk of wear on safety-relevant chassis and steering components. Workshops need to pay attention to typical damage patterns and remedy defects as required. If chassis or steering components are damaged, the person steering needs to expect handling of their vehicle to be critical. Experts at ZF Aftermarket …

    April
    10
    2018

    Replacing control arms. How it’s done.

    Control arms are installed in pairs on the front and rear axle and connect the chassis to the wheels as part of the suspension. They therefore significantly influence the driving characteristics of the vehicle. A dynamic or a comfortable driving style? The control arms are individually adjusted to the vehicle depending on the desired characteristics. …

    March
    12
    2018

    Multi-Stage Torsional Dampers for Commercial Vehicles

    Misunderstandings regularly occur when installing clutches with a permanent PTO as, for design reasons, the springs of the torsional damper sit loosely in the spring recesses. ZF Services would like to point out that this is not a fault.

    July
    29
    2017

    Greasing the hub Spline of Clutch Disks

    If the clutch disk is not greased correctly when it is installed, then fretting corrosion may occur in the hub spline. In this case, the clutch disk will seize instead of sliding along the transmission input shaft. For this reason, ZF Services expressly points out that it is imperative to grease the spline profile correctly. …

    July
    17
    2017

    Clutch Installation – Here’s What to Consider.

    Replacing the clutch of a manual transmission so expertly that the gears can be perfectly shifted again is mere routine for an automotive technician. However, as manufacturer analyses of some clutches that are subject to complaint show there are indeed very few exceptions.

    July
    8
    2017