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What is an anti-lock brake system?
Anti-lock Brakes A braking system that keeps the wheels from locking up during aggressive stopping. Though anti-lock brakes will often shorten stopping distances, their main advantage over non anti-lock systems is their ability to provide the driver will full steering control during full-force stops. A car with locked wheels will not steer! Helps maintain control in emergency stops. Particularly useful on slick pavement. While the driver applies steady pressure to the brake pedal, the system automatically “pumps” the brakes many times per second to prevent wheel lock-up. Often shortened to ABS. If you hold the brake pedal down, your wheels will lock up -- the brakes won't allow them to turn. On a slippery surface, this can cause the car to slide, just as a toboggan will on snow. On cars without ABS, the proper technique is to pump the brakes, which allows the tires to grip the surface while stopping. Anti-lock brakes electronically pump the brakes, and do so much faster than a driver could. Your car will not necessarily stop sooner (in some cases, such as on gravel roads, it may take slightly longer to stop), but you will be able to better control the car's movement, allowing you to possibly avoid a collision. The brake pedal will vibrate, which can cause some people to let off the pedal. If your car has ABS, try a panic stop in a safe place so you'll know what to expect. Anti-lock brakes don't do this every time you put your foot on the pedal, only when the system senses that the wheels are slipping.
Has anyone else ever seen this? I was working on a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I removed the back what appeared to be brake rotors, and discovered that it has brake shoes under the rotor/drum/whatever you want to call it. The shoes are NOT the e-brake. They react with the brake pedal. It also has a caliper with pads on the rotor/drum/whatever. Has anyone else ever come across this? I was very surprised, and so was everyone I know. I believe it‘s called a disc-over-drum brake system.
The drum brake is the e-brake. It is common on many cars with 4-wheel disk brakes. Some cars don't have the disk and drum, but yours does.
A 1185 kg car traveling at 55 km/h is brought to a stop by its braking system. How much thermal energy is evolved in the brakes? Friction with the ground does no work unless there is slipping.
Not safe at all really. If you must lift the whole front end lift one side, put it on a jack stand, then lift the other side. Still not an ideal situation. Make sure the parking brake is on firmly, and the wheels are chocked with something heavy.
My brakes seems to be a little loose, and im just wndering if this is what‘s causing my check engine light to turn on help
Nope. There is s separate Brake light for brake problems. Check engine light is engine/transmission/exhaust/air intake/cooling system related.
It is missing the lines and rotors everything it only has the brake lever and disk on the wheel
So you will need: Master cylinder reservoir assembly Brake line Calliper My suggestion would be to buy the parts second hand from a wreckers, then rebuild them yourself. All you need is a pair of vinyl glvoes (to stop brake fluid pruning up your fingers), brake bluid, a spotlessly clean work bench, basic hand tools, and a rebuild kit that will contain: seals, dust shields and maybe new pistons. At a guess, maybe $200-300 all up? Cheaper if you just got used parts and slapped them on.
Please Physics Question that i need now.
The brakes work by squeezing on the disks that are rotating with the tire. Squeezing applying pressure. That pressure starts with the pressure applied by your foot on the brake pedal. Power brakes use the engine power to amplify your foot pressure. That might be a little complicated to describe. But without power braking, it's just Pascal's Principle: If you want to put 100 N/m^2 on the disks, then you have to apply 100 N/m^2 through the pedal. The pressure is applied equally throughout the hydraulic system.
I need to know how much an all new brake system would cost for a 1994 Honda accord lx? New everything fluid, pads, rotors everything
nu-metal or lead. Nu-metal is a lot lighter! Distance is probably the best bet.
My brakes were squeaking so I got my friend who is a mechanic to put in a whole new front brake system. This was a few days ago. Now, my brakes are still squeaking pretty loudly. Why is this? Is this something to be worried about??
Check the sidewall of each tire. Look for the # with psi next to it. The acronym for air pressure is psi