Brakes auto parts: Brake Cylinder / Wheel Cylinder
Wheel brake cylinder is an important part of the hydraulic brake system. Inside it there is a feed cylinder. It transports the brake fluid into the feed cylinder, which is on the disk brake bracket. In cars there are used only two-space brake cylinders with two pistons. Due to this fact the brake system is operating even if one cylinder fails.
Sooner or later in the wheel brake cylinder all the substances that have no any relation to the brake system sink. First of all we speak about water and rust. They form a mix that has extremely unpleasant effects. Small rust particles act as emery and are constantly moving with pistons inside the wheel brake cylinder. It is very important to follow replacement limits indicated by the manufacturer. If there is brake fluid leakage, the gasket is worn out. When disassembling the brake cylinder, you need carefully to examine it. If it is worn out, it is required to install a new one. Costly repair of the cylinder is justified only if the parts are not available or the price is too high.
Since the wheel brake cylinder is a part of the brake system, only a mechanic with relevant knowledge and experience should replace it. It would be better to address to a repair shop if you have problems with the brake cylinder. On our website you will find baggage/cargo compartment, cooling hoses, clutch discs, fuel filters, crankshaft bearing insert, filters and many other parts necessary for your car. It is more convenient to visit our online shop then a specialty shop.