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Brake Wheel Cylinder

Brake Wheel Cylinder — What it does and how it fails Wheel cylinders are used in vehicle with drum brakes. Before the introduction of disc brakes, drum brakes were used on all four wheels. Once disc brakes became standard, many carmakers continued to use drum brakes only on the rear wheels. This decision was based on cost and the fact that the front brakes applied 80% of the braking force and rear brakes only perform about 20% of the total braking in a disc/drum braking system. The brake wheel cylinder … Read More

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