Brakes Fail;How to Stop a Car with No Brakes. Imagine you’re exiting the freeway on that killer ramp with the steep grade and the hairpin turn. You try the brakes and… nothing happens. Careening toward the guardrail at , you brace yourself for a…
Actually this is a good article? Drivers think that it will never happen to them, but believe me it is more common than you think.
In my opinion the Brakes Fail problem occurs after a DIY brake job. This usually happens on the older car that includes rear brake drums.
I can always remember, when i was a junior mechanic, learning the trade. One of the areas that i struggled on, was the small springs that held the brake shoes in place.
These little springs never seemed to go back into the same place as when they were removed. This is the kind of problem that the amateur mechanic faces when doing their own repairs. I eventually learned to get it right after much practice, but the DIY mechanic only has one or two attempts.
At the same time don’t think that they realise how important it is to free off all the moving parts that we associate with rear brake drums?
There are small levers that operate the hand brake and enable the brake shoes to operate in tandem. If these levers are not freed off and lubricated it could lead to sized up rear brakes.
This then leads to the over heating of the brakes and loss of brake fluid and then Brakes Fail. The brakes then fail and the procedures in this article have to be brought into play. I have known brake fluid to reach boiling point and evaporate altogether, leaving the car and driver with Brakes Fail.
This actually happened to me,when i was a youth, i over adjusted the rear drums. These overheated and failed? I stopped on a large side walk in Preston UK, without injuring any body?
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