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  Related Terms
• Brakes
• Brake Bleeding
• Brake Drum
• Brake Fluid
• Brake Job
• Brake Lining
• Brake Pad
• Brake Rotors
• Brake Shoe
• Caliper
• Parking Brake
• Master Cylinder

Definition: Found in the automotive drum brake assembly, it is a device, actuated by hydraulic pressure, which, through internal pistons, pushes the brake shoes outward against the drums.

Related Resources:

DIY: Disc Brakes
These instructions will help you change the disc pads on most popular vehicles. Be sure to READ these instructions completely before you begin.

DIY: Drum Brakes
This is a good job for a moderately skilled DIY. It only takes about three hours to do and will save you quite a few bucks. Plus you will get the satisfaction of saying "I did it myself!"

DIY: Wheel Cylinders
Here's a good job for the DIY that's easy and will save you a few bucks.

Bargain Brake Jobs
Your brakes are the most important part of your vehicle. You need to be sure the job is done completely and correctly.

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