Which brake shoe on rear brakes faces the front of thecar the long or short one?
Bendix style brakes (almost all cars and trucks), short shoe to the front.---- Lockheed style brakes, usually used on small scooters, mini bikes etc.(anchored at one end), short shoe to the rear.
Large goes twoard front, shorter to rear. WRONG! the smaller shoe faces toward the front of the van. if one shoe is shorter then the other, the shorter shoe ALWAYS faces toward the front of the vehicle. this is called servo style brakes, if the the shoes are the same length then it dose not matter witch one faces forward, this is called non-servo style brakes. but in this case GM uses servo style brakes…
The brake pads are a part of the braking system. Many people do refer to the brake pads as "the brakes", but you'll need to make sure the rotors and calipers are working properly as well. Additionally, The term 'brake pads' are associated with 'disc brake' systems. Earlier vehicles had 'brake shoes' which were associated with 'drum brakes'. Depending on the year of the car, front brakes could mean either and is a generic term.
No. You will only need to replace the brake shoes if they are worn down. Generally the front brakes do 70% of braking leaving the rear with 30%, which will cause the front pads to wear first. What is important however is that you replace either front brakes or rear brakes as a set. i.e. if you're replacing the front brakes do the right and left side.
You would push down on both the front brake and the back brake. You would want to put a little more pressure on the back brake and slowly add pressure to the front brake. If you slam on the front brakes there is a possibility that you will fly over the handle bars. I know from experience and it is not fun. I hope this helped.
* Corrected - A brake proportioning valve distributes brake pressure between front and rear brakes. Different valves are in use depending upon the types of brakes and weight distribution of the car. The proportioning valve generally assures that the rear brakes do not "lock" as the car brakes and even more weight is transferred to the front wheels.
brake shoes are used with drum brakes and are " spread out " when the brake pedal is applied ( brake shoes are used for the rear brakes on 1991 to 1994 Ford Explorers ) brake pads are used with disc brakes and squeeze on both sides of the brake rotor when the brake pedal is applied ( 1995 and newer Ford Explorers have disc brakes front and rear )
Usually the rear pads or brake shoes depending on whether or not the back brakes are disc or drum brakes will last 2 times longer the the front brakes. 75% of your braking is done by the front brakes. For example, if you have 60,000 miles and your front pads need to be replaced the rear ones will only be about 1/2 worn out.
On a 93 ford tempo master brake cylinder are the front brakes controlled by the lines on the bottem of the master brake cylinder or the sides?
If you can see the brake caliper and rotor, then it has disc brakes. If all you see is a large drum then it has shoes. If you can see the front brakes thru the wheels, you can identify disc brakes. If the rear look like the front, then they are also disc brakes. However if the rear look much different, then chances are they are drum.
F 700 ford truck brake shoe position which end faces the front on top and on bottom both brake shoes are the same but each end is different?
if it has girling brakes, look at the backing plate, look at the shoe, 1end is pointy , the top shoe has the point to the rear, the bottom shoe has the point to the front. the holding springs: left:green to front, red to rear; right:yellow to front, red to rear.de-adjust brake adjusters b4 replacing shoes.
you had better check that out thoroughly, it isn't normal for that to happen. Front and rears should be drum brakes, and theres really no valve to malfunction. My first thought is that the cylinders have overextended and cocked sideways locking the shoes against the drum, this could happen if the shoes were extremely worn out, or the assembly was put together wrong. Second thing to check isn't even the brakes, your front axle may…
Unless its already too late, the opposite side brakes are almost exactly the same. The only difference is that the front side of one brake is the same as the front side of the opposite brake. That is, front is front, back is back, what you see on the left of one brake set will be on the right of the opposite set.
Brake lines and/or clutch line depending on vehicle. For brakes, the front brake lines usually attach to the frontmost connection, and the rear brake lines attach to the rearmost connection. Also of note, the front brakes typically connect to the largest of the two master cylinder reservoirs (normally the front one).