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KYB unveils environmentally friendly hydraulic fluid

Auto Service World

KYB announced it has developed a fully sustainable shock absorber hydraulic fluid that eliminates the environmental risks associated with petroleum. Full release to the market is planned for … The post KYB unveils environmentally friendly hydraulic fluid appeared first on Auto Service World.

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Hydraulic Power Steering Service Opportunities

Brake & Front End

Hydraulic power steering is not dead. While the number of vehicles with electric power steering is growing, hydraulic power steering is the choice for some platforms and applications both new and old. The post Hydraulic Power Steering Service Opportunities appeared first on Brake & Front End.

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Hydraulic Suspension Bushings

Tomorrow's Technician

That bushing could be hydraulic, and it’s a good service opportunity for you and your shop. What’s so different about hydraulic bushings? Hydraulic suspension bushings were developed in response to specific customer desires: smoother, quieter, and better-handling vehicles. Hydraulic bushings fill those empty voids with a fluid.

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Diagnosing Active Roll Bars

Brake & Front End

Where It Started: Hydraulic ARBs ARBs were introduced in the mid-to-late 1990s in some European vehicles. Hydraulic ARBs use hydraulic fluid to apply torsional force against the roll bar ( Figure 2 ). This is similar in principle to how hydraulic power steering systems apply force to the steering gear to provide steering assist.

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Clutch “No Release” Problems

Brake & Front End

Common Clutch release problems Air in a hydraulic release ­system; A flywheel that has been machined too thin; or A flywheel where the step or cup dimension is out of ­specification. The purpose of the clutch is to couple and decouple the engine and transmission.

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VW Four Motion

Tomorrow's Technician

LUBRICATING HYDRAULIC FLUID Instead of a linkage connected to a shifter, the shift forks are actuated by hydraulic solenoids. The fluid also acts as a hydraulic fluid. Hydraulic solenoids engage the DSG clutch and gears on the shafts.

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EV Brake Jobs

Tomorrow's Technician

Some hybrid systems apply hydraulic brakes at lower speeds. Under emergency conditions and ABS corrections, most EVs and hybrids will use hydraulic brakes exclusively. This is because not only is there an ABS hydraulic control unit but a brake pedal simulator. But, Toyota uses pressure transducers on each hydraulic circuit.