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Raybestos Receives 2020 ACPN Content Excellence Award for Catalog Data

MCHENRY, Ill. – May 19, 2020 – Raybestos® was presented with the 2020 Content Excellence Award for its catalog data during the recent Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) Knowledge Exchange virtual conference for catalog and content managers. 

“We are very proud to be recognized for our data accuracy and completeness, timely delivery, commitment to continuous improvement and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the data right,” said Paul Gurns, manager, master data management and product support, Brake Parts Inc. “Receiving the Content Excellence Award is a testament to our ability to think progressively and act fast to ensure that all of our customers have what they need to be successful in the marketplace.” 

The Content Excellence Award was presented by WHI Solutions and eBay Motors to Raybestos based on its dedication to providing up-to-date comprehensive ACES data, along with all supporting product information, catalog enhancements and great responsiveness to coverage reports. Raybestos has proven to update its catalog regularly and has shown year over year growth in size and coverage, reaching over 99 percent coverage in product information and images alike, and 84 percent and 96 percent coverage in OE and aftermarket interchanges, respectively. 

Raybestos® Training Update

2014 Jeep Cherokee: Electric Parking Brake (EPB)

We recently had a 2014 Jeep Cherokee in our shop for a brake job. The Jeep Cherokee has Electric Parking Brakes (EPB) on the rear brakes.

The actuator of the EPB is not connected to the piston. It floats inside of the piston. If we were to compress the piston before retracting the actuator, we would damage the caliper. Electric Parking Brake Diagram

In order to remove the calipers on the rear brakes, we need to retract the actuator. In some vehicles, particularly older applications with EPBs, you would need a laptop program or a scan tool to retract the actuator. In this case, Jeep allows you to retract the actuator directly from the display screen.

To retract the actuator, follow these steps:

  • Turn the key to light up the display without starting the engine.
  • Hit the apps button
  • Select settings
  • Select brakes
  • Select service mode
  • The display will ask if you want to retract the parking brake
  • Select yes
  • Wait for the actuator to retract

Once the actuator retracts, you still need to compress the piston on the caliper before removing it.

After your brake job, to reset the parking brake, follow these steps:

  • Follow steps 1-5 above
  • The parking brake display will read "Parking brake retracted. To reset, press the brake pedal and activate the parking brake switch"
  • Press and hold the brake pedal
  • Pull the parking brake switch to activate the actuator
  • Hold the brake pedal and parking brake switch until the motor stops running

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