Clutch failure can be caused by many things. It is always best to pinpoint the reason for a failure. Clutch failure is usually caused by high pressure, voltage issues, or a combination of both.
Fleets should focus on the five factors important to exterior cleaning of the under chassis and body: water quality, temperature, time, mechanical action and chemical action.
Corrosion concern can be worse today with magnesium chloride and calcium chloride liquid deicers being used on roadways.
It does not happen with all touch points of different metals, just between metals that are far away from each other on the electricrochemical potential series.
The availability of contaminated and/or counterfeit refrigerants is a growing and is potentially a dangerous problem in the marketplace.
Have you heard a rattle under the hood of your Chevrolet truck after installing a new compressor? The noise you hear may be caused by the belt tensioner.
Are you working on a 2006-2012 VW Jetta Diesel that has come in for repairs with a compressor drive pulley that has sheared and is spinning freely? There may be more to look at than the air conditioning system.
Aside from the filter, other maintenance items include an annual calibration and that the vacuum pump oil is changed at regular intervals.
All equipment, no matter how well maintained, will need service at some point.
The importance of preventing contamination to your machine is imperative.
Doing the requisite amount of research will ensure you get the best piece of equipment for your needs.
What you need is a water trap at your work station.
It's important to know the CFM requirement when you purchase an air tool.
Always use the largest pipe that's recommended for your shop.
The number of technicians that will be working in the shop is a key consideration.
The practice isn't prohibited, but there are safety measures and other equipment shops should be aware of when using compressed air for self-cleaning.
The cleaning tools are dependent on the shop cleaning application.
To address excessive noise in the workplace OSHA has permissible daily noise exposure specifications.
Building and safety codes in many jurisdictions can prevent uncertified lifts from being installed.
When inspections are performed by qualified personnel, they help protect users by ensuring that the lifts they work under are functioning properly and maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and general guidelines.
Federal-level citations specifically within the auto repair market for hand and portable tools total over $9,000.
The Automotive Lift Institute’s (ALI) gold label is one of the best indicators that the entire lift system has been certified.
Utilizing a refrigerant identification tool is highly recommended and required on some A/C models.
Once your team has determined that adding A/C system service and repair to your shop will increase revenue, you will want to do some research to select the best piece of equipment for your needs.
Reciprocating piston compressors and rotary compressors not only differ in purchase price. They also vary in ongoing costs. Here’s what to expect.
When comparing one compressor with another, it is generally recommended to judge them based on SCFM. That’s because SCFM is a standardized metric.