Volvo and Land Rover Differential Problems – Out Of Town – We’ll Repair – Send To Us

The Problem This 2010 Volvo XC70 came to us with about 96K miles, and a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The noise was noticeable at low and moderate speeds while driving, and sounded like a loud whine or hum depending on vehicle speed. Initially this noise sounded like a defective wheel bearing but on further exam we determined the noise was in fact coming from the rear differential, the gear system that transmits force from the transmission to the rear wheels. We've seen this before, both on the later model Volvo and the Land Rover LR2 vehicles, and [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on Volvo and Land Rover Differential Problems – Out Of Town – We’ll Repair – Send To Us

VW Touareg – Four Wheel Brake Service

Audi Q7/Porsche Cayenne/VW Touareg Brake System - The Touareg, and its closely related cousins, the Q7 and Cayenne are massive cars weighing in at well over 2 tons, and need an equally massive brake system. We're always impressed with these engineering marvels, here is a photo essay of the complete brake system and layout for a Touareg we are servicing in the workshop. The front brake rotors are directional, with the cooling fins arranged for each side of the car, the brake calipers have six pistons for additional stopping power, and you'll note a brake pad wear sensor on every [...]

By | August 22nd, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on VW Touareg – Four Wheel Brake Service

VW Touareg – Four Wheel Brake Service

Audi Q7/Porsche Cayenne/VW Touareg Brake System - The Touareg, and its closely related cousins, the Q7 and Cayenne are massive cars weighing in at well over 2 tons, and need an equally massive brake system. We're always impressed with these engineering marvels, here is a photo essay of the complete brake system and layout for a Touareg we are servicing in the workshop. The front brake rotors are directional, with the cooling fins arranged for each side of the car, the brake calipers have six pistons for additional stopping power, and you'll note a brake pad wear sensor on every [...]

By | August 22nd, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on VW Touareg – Four Wheel Brake Service