Brake Pads and Rotors
How difficult is it to change emergency brakes to front wheels?
How is bullet train stoped?
How do you adjust the emergency brake on the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero hand lever actuated?
Asked in Cars & Vehicles
What is the advantage of rolling wheels over sliding wheels in an emergency?
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Entertainment & Arts
What do you do if you must stop suddenly in an emergency?
If your vehicle has abs brakes, just apply the brakes hard and steer away from danger. If the vehicle does not have abs brakes, try to apply the brakes without locking up the wheels and going into a skid then steer away from danger. If you lock up the brakes and go into a skid you will lose control of your steering.
2000 Lincoln ls my emergency brake needs to be tightened does anyone know how to do so?
Asked in Trains and Railroads
When does a train's brakes start exerting force on the train's wheels?
Asked in Mechanical Engineering
Why aren't hydraulic brakes used for rear wheels when the same is used for the front wheels?
All modern mass-produced cars and light trucks DO have hydraulic brakes on the front and the rear wheels. Heavy trucks generally have air brakes on all the wheels. Maybe you are thinking of cars that have disk brakes on the front and drum brakes on the rear? On cars, these are both hydraulically operated using the same hydraulic (brake) fluid. In normal stopping situations, the front brakes do more work than the rear brakes. Maybe 70 or 80% of the braking is done by the front wheels (it depends on where the weight is in the car and how fast you stop). Disk brakes are a somewhat better brake for a car, but drum brakes are a little cheaper to manufacture. So, disk brakes are almost always used on the front wheels where the braking is more important. Drum brakes are used on the back of some cars to save money. Note that performance cars (sports cars) almost always have disk brakes on all of the wheels.
What is the difference between primary brakes and the secondary brakes?
Asked in Cars & Vehicles
What are the 3 kinds of brake use in a automotive cars?
Asked in Brakes and Tires
Why are disc brakes placed on front wheels rather than the rear wheels?
Disk brakes perform better than drums. Most of the braking takes place through the front wheel, hence the need to have the better brakes there. Drums probably offer better longevity and lower operational costs, but that is a matter of debate, and allow for a mechanical means of using a "handbrake" (or emergency brake) without the need for hydraulics.
Asked in Car Sounds, Toyota Camry
When I drive my 1994 Toyota Camry I hear a squeaking noise in the left wheel and when I push the brake what could be the problem?
If there is a squeaky noise coming from any of your wheels and from pressing on the brakes, then I am supposing that there is something wrong with your brakes. From my past experiences with squeaky noises coming from my wheels, I got it checked out by a mechanic and he said that my brakes were worn out to the point where I was going to lose brake control in the wheels that were squeaking. I would suggest you get your squeaky wheel and brakes checked out by a mechanic. You might have to only change the brakes if its not too serious. I wish you the best of luck!
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Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Ford F-250
How do you adjust emergency cable in 2004 ford f250 supper cab?
good question. you do not adjust cable on emergency brake in 2004 f250. the emergency brakes are drum type brakes inside the rear brake disk on each wheel.if you know how o adjust drum brakes it is the same adjustment for emergency brake on this vehicle. on the back of the drum there is a small rubber cap. remove this cap and with a flat screwdriver or adjuster tool, you turn the the serated wheel inside the brake drum to adjust the brake shoes out till nearly touching the brake drum it is best to do this with the rear wheels jacked up off the ground, so you can spin the wheel while adjusting. by spinning wheel you will feel when brake shoe is starting to slow wheel and you will then know to stop adjusting. do this on both wheels if you over adjust you will burn brakes out and have to replace brake shoes. this is a pain as you have to remove the disk brake caliper and rotoar to get at the emergency brake