brake bleeding


Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Brake bleeding — is the procedure performed on hydraulic brake systems whereby the brake lines (the pipes and hoses containing the brake fluid) are purged of any air bubbles. This is necessary because, while the brake fluid is an incompressible liquid, air… …   Wikipedia

  • Brake fluid — is a type of hydraulic fluid used in hydraulic brake applications in motorcycles, automobiles, light trucks, and some advanced bicycles. It is used to transfer force under pressure from where it is created through hydraulic lines to the braking… …   Wikipedia

  • brake — [1] To slow down a vehicle. [2] The mechanism that converts motion (kinetic energy) into heat energy through friction. The most common instance is found in the wheels of cars where the brake shoes or disc pads are designed to press against the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • bleeding — [1] The action of venting air from a liquid filled (hydraulic) system. [2] Reducing the air pressure in tires that have been run, warmed up, and thus increased from their starting pressure an action which should be avoided. [3] Slowly reducing… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • bleeding a system — Remove air bubbles from a brake system, a fuel injection system, or a cooling system so that they won t impede the flow of liquid through that system …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • bleeding the brakes — This refers to the removal of air from the hydraulic system, bleeder screws are loosened at each wheel cylinder, (one at a time) and brake fluid is forced from the master cylinder through the lines until all air is expelled …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Disc brake — Close up of a disc brake on a car On automobiles, disc brakes are often located with …   Wikipedia

  • Drum brake — A drum brake with the drum removed as used on the rear wheel of a car or truck. Note that in this installation, a cable operated parking brake uses the service shoes …   Wikipedia

  • Vehicle brake — A vehicle brake is used to slow down a vehicle by converting its kinetic energy into heat. The basic hydraulic system, most commonly used, usually has six main stages. The brake pedal, the brake boost (vacuum servo), the master cylinder, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Bicycle brake systems — are used to slow down, or brake a bicycle. There have been various types through history, and several are still in use today.HistoryEarly bicycles such as the high wheeled penny farthing bikes were fitted with spoon brakes. As they were fixed… …   Wikipedia

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