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Front End Dives when Braking

Conditions when car trouble occurs
After the driver step on the brake pedal to stop the car the front end of the car dives.

Possible cause of car trouble
1)Problem with the front shocks
2)Problem with the front strut cartridges

Troubleshooting car problem
If the car front end dives when the brake is applies, this does not necessary mean that there is a problem on the brake system but rather a problem on the suspension particularly the front shock absorber or the front strut cartridges. Front suspension has two key components which is the shocks and the spring. These two components are separated with each other, however there are also cars in which these two key components are integrated into a single unit in this case it is called the strut. The shock portion of the strut is the strut cartridges or the damper.

Rattling Sound Coming from Brake

Conditions when the car trouble occur
There is a rattling noise coming from brake.

Car Problem Diagnostic
Rattling sound that comes from the brake is usually caused of loose parts on the affected brakes that produce the sound when it vibrates.

Front Brakes
For the front brakes there are two parts that can cause the noise those are the anti-rattle springs which secure the brake pads and keeps the pads from rattling, or the caliper mounting bolts which secure the support bracket.

Car Pulls to One Side When Braking

Car Problem
Car pulls to one side when the brake is apply.

Car Problem Diagnostic
When car pulls to one side when the brake is apply, there are three possible causes for this problem that is the front tires, front end and front brakes. To determine which of the three causes the problems check the car.

Check the front tires
Using a tire pressure gauge, measure the tire pressure of the left and right front tire. Compare if both tires have the same tire pressure. When tires have uneven tire pressure then the cause of the problem is imbalance tire pressure. When both tires are identically inflated then the problem is not the tire pressure. The next to check is the front end.

Battery Warning Light Comes On While Driving

Battery Warning Lights
Conditions when car problem occur
The battery light comes on steady while driving.

Possible cause of lit battery warning lights
1) The alternator belt is damage.
2) The alternator is faulty.

Troubleshooting battery warning lights that comes on
When your battery light comes on while driving two reasons will cause this, first is the alternator belt is broken and second the alternator failed. The alternator is being driven by the engine using belts for the purpose of supplying charge on the battery and provides electrical power on all of your car accessories. If the battery light comes on while driving it means that the alternator is not generating electrical power for your car and all the car accessories will draw power to the battery until the battery also losses power. Now why the alternator is not supplying electrical power to the battery and accessories?

Grinding Noise when Braking

Car Problem
During braking grinding noise occurs.

Car Problem Diagnostic
Several problems occurs on the brake system and the most common of them all is grinding noise when braking. However if the brake produce grinding sound it does not always mean that there is a brake problem but rather it warns the driver the brakes suffers excessive worn on the brake linings and this is the starts of a bigger problem that may occur if the driver neglect this sounds.

Grinding noise when braking is produce by a metal that rubs against the metal, brake lining compose of metal inside in which when excessively worn the metal will expose and have a tendency to rub against the rotor disc or drums and will produce sound and can easily notice especially by the driver. Excessive worn out of brake linings happens when the car owner neglect the brake maintenance of the car, is after the hearing the grinding noise and the driver continues to neglect the brakes suffer a bigger problem such as uneven contact between brake linings and the disc or drums at this point the driver will feel that the car shakes when braking.