TrakMotive continuously reviews their warranty data to see where they can make improvements to the OE design to help reduce comebacks and eliminate expense for their customers. “We have recently added replacement axle brackets and a Ford alignment tool to help reduce warranty issues in the field. These innovations will assist our customer base to grow and compete against the OE dealer,” according to Ryan Devoe, director of products for TrakMotive.
The following new items have been added to make the professional technician’s job easier:
OEM Axle Bearing Brackets
Problem: Some OEM axle bearing brackets are prone to failure because they are made of low-density aluminum and prone to breakage when being pressed onto a new axle bearing.
Solution: TrakMotive offers replacement brackets made of premium-quality forged steel, which are much stronger than the OEM brackets. These brackets available separately or already installed on the correct TrakMotive replacement axle.
Bearing brackets are available for these common failure applications:
- BM-5001 – Mini Cooper 2007 – 2017
- TO-5001 – Toyota Highlander/Venza 2008-2017
- TO-5002 – Toyota Camry/Avalon 2012-2017
- TO-5003 – Toyota Sienna 2004-2010
Ford OE Retaining Clip
Problem: Some Ford and Mazda CV axles use a triangular shaped clip to retain the axle. However, this clip shape makes it difficult to install the axle without damaging the clip, the axle oil seal, or even the internal transmission gears. Applications using this clip design include:
- Ford – Escape and Contour
- Mazda – Tribute
- Mercury – Mariner, Mystique, and Cougar
Solution: TrakMotive now includes the correct alignment tool for these axle applications. This tool centers the clip for proper installation while also protecting the oil seal. This tool is included with the following TrakMotive SKUs:
FD-8085 FD-8142 FD-8145
FD-8096 FD-8143 MZ-8032
Learn More at: www.trakmotive.com or call 800-567-1608.
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