A disc brake is a type of brake that uses callipers to squeeze pairs of pads against a disc or “rotor” to create friction. This action slows the rotation of a shaft, such as a vehicle axle, either to reduce its rotational speed or to hold it stationary.
Water pump pushes coolant through the car’s engine block, radiator and hoses to get the engine heat away from the system. Most frequently, the water pump drives off the crankshaft pulley or the crankshaft itself.
Brake pads are a key brake part because they are the component that contacts and applies pressure and friction to a vehicle’s brake rotors — those flat, shiny discs that you can sometimes see just behind the wheels of some vehicles. The pressure and friction applied to the brake rotor is what slows and stops the wheel.
A spark plug (sometimes, in British English, a sparking plug, and, colloquially, a plug) is a device for delivering electric current from an ignition system to the combustion chamber of a spark-ignition engine to ignite the compressed fuel/air mixture by an electric spark, while containing combustion pressure within the engine.
Wheel Bearings, which are located on the wheel hub, are components that help decrease friction when the wheel is turning. Although wheel bearings are sealed, wear can damage the seal and allow debris and moisture inside. When this happens, the bearings will fail and create wheel noise.
An alternator is an electrical generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current. For reasons of cost and simplicity, most alternators use a rotating magnetic field with a stationary armature
Suspension Is the system of tires, tire air, springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels and allows relative motion between the two.
The transmission plays an important role in how a vehicle functions. It’s connected to the rear portion of your engine and transfers power from the engine to the wheels. Without a transmission, a vehicle simply cannot move. The transmission filter is a vital part of that system and is situated above the transmission pan, which catches any excess fluid, and below a pickup tube that connects to the oil pump, which regulates the pressure of the fluid in the transmission. The transmission filter functions as a sieve to collect contaminants like dirt and debris before sending lubricating fluid to the transmission itself.
The engine and transmission mounts hold and support the powertrain while isolating the vibrations produced by the powertrain from the chassis. On rear-wheel-drive (RWD) cars and trucks, there is usually a pair of motor mounts on each side of the engine to support the engine, and a single mount under the back of the transmission. The rear mount may be part of a bolt-in cross member support. On front-wheel drive (FWD) cars and mini-vans with transverse mounted engines, there are left and right engine/transmission mounts, and a third mount above or below to triangulate support.
Upper engine mounts are often called “struts” because they prevent the engine from rocking back and forth as the vehicle accelerates and decelerates.