brake lines

A system of hoses and metal tubes through which the brake fluid flows from the master cylinder to the brake calipers at each wheel. Cracks or breaks in these lines will cause the fluid to leak out and result in loss of brakes.

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  • brake lines — system of hoses and metal tubes through which the brake fluid passes from the master cylinder to the brakes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 bleeder — A valve attached to each wheel brake. This valve can be opened and closed to allow air to be removed or bled from the brake lines …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brake system — A system that uses hydraulic pressure to enable your vehicle to slow and stop safely. Consists of the master cylinder, brake lines, and disc or drum brakes at each wheel. Also see anti lock brake system …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brake line — See brake lines …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 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, Lower Saxony — Infobox German Location Name = Brake Art = Stadt Wappen = Wappen Brake.png lat deg = 53 |lat min = 20 lon deg = 8 |lon min = 29 Lageplan = Bundesland = Niedersachsen Landkreis = Wesermarsch Höhe = 3 Fläche = 38.18 Einwohner = 16267 Stand = 2004… …   Wikipedia

  • brake master cylinder — The part of the hydraulic brake system which stores the brake fluid. As the brake pedal is applied pressure is forced against a small movable piston in the master cylinder to push hydraulic fluid through the lines to the wheel cylinders and force …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brake cylinder — A cylinder containing a movable piston actuated by hydraulic pressure to push fluid through the lines and wheel cylinders and force the brake lining or pads against a drum or disc. Also see wheel cylinder master brake cylinder …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brake flushing — Cleaning the brake system by flushing with alcohol or brake fluid. This is done to remove water, dirt, or any other contaminant, flushing fluid is placed in the master cylinder and forced through the lines and wheel cylinders where it exits at… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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