Electrical Issues – Telling Simple From Not

This vehicle was sent to us by another repair shop with the concern that it did not start, or would only start intermittently. The battery, starter, and finally the key switch were replaced in an attempt to get it to start. In fact, the starter was replaced twice. Then it was towed to our workshop. Mystery? Had the battle is recreating the problem, which it did here. Mystery? Not really for the Atlantic Motorcar Service Team, we see these cars day in and day out, we specialize in knowing, not just guessing. And when you do the same thing again [...]

By | July 9th, 2018|Case Studies|Comments Off on Electrical Issues – Telling Simple From Not

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 [...]

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2006 Volvo XC70 – Handbrake Shoe Delamination Failure

Volvos are great cars, but like every car there are some special service points which require attention. All too often these items are overlooked by general repair shops, the old adage "Jack of all trades, master of none." applies here. One problem on the later Volvos is delaminating of the parking brake (handbrake) shoes. The friction material is glued, rather than riveted, onto the metal structure of the parking brake shoes. After time the adhesive holding the shoe onto the metal fails. This is often manifested by a "scrapping" or rubbing noise in the rear brake area. All too often [...]

By | August 11th, 2011|Case Studies|Comments Off on 2006 Volvo XC70 – Handbrake Shoe Delamination Failure