Brakes Make Noise or Won't Stop Properly

Descriptions of some common causes for brakes noises and poor braking performance.

A constant squealing form the brakes when driving, turning, or braking may be the sign that the brake pads are worn to a point they need to be replaced. Most disc brake pads have lining depth indicator. This is a metal tab that is contacts the rotor when the pad is worn down to a point that replacement is needed. If left unrepaired, this tab WILL damage the rotor, adding to the cost of repairs.

Ever hit the brake pedal and it goes to the floor ? Get that sinking feeling in your stomach ?

There is nothing worse than all of a sudden not being able to stop your car or truck. There are some causes for this.

Low brake fluid level in the reservoir.

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Exhaust Recirculation System - Known As EGR Valve

The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system is used to lower Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) emission levels caused by high combustion temperature. It does this by decreasing combustion temperature.

The main element of the system is the linear EGR valve. The EGR valve feeds small amounts of exhaust gas back into the combustion chamber. With the fuel / air mixture diluted by the exhaust gases, combustion temperatures are reduced.

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Common Engine Codes

Code P0101 or P0102 Mass Air flow Sensor

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor is an air flow meter that measures the amount of air entering the engine. The powertrain control module (PCM) uses the MAF sensor signal in order to provide the correct fuel delivery for a wide range of engine speeds and loads. A small quantity of air entering the engine indicates deceleration or idle.

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