Plymouth Workshop Manuals
PB 150 V8-318 5.2L VIN T 2-BBL (1983)
Brakes and Traction Control > Hydraulic System, Brakes > Brake Master Cylinder > Component Information > Fundamentals and Basics > Notes, Warnings, and Hints > Page 2669
Brake fluid which is contaminated with air or water will significantly add to the amount of pedal travel.
Pure DOT 3 (or 4) brake fluid is incompressible (allowing for a solid, firm pedal). A small amount of air trapped in the brake fluid will
During prolonged or severe braking the brake fluid temperature can rapidly rise above 212 degrees F. When this occurs any water in the
Rear Brake Shoe Adjustment
Drum brake system utilize return springs to pull the shoes away from the drums when not in use. The amount of distance the shoes have to
Shoes/Linings which are badly out of adjustment can by themselves result in a brake pedal sinking all the way to the floor
NOTE: Improperly adjusted rear shoes/linings also affect the parking brake.
Excessive rotor wobble caused by a warped rotor or loose/worn wheel bearings can knock the caliper piston further inward from its normal
Drums which are worn past their "Discard" thickness are prone to expanding outwards into an oval shape during heavy braking. This drum
During prolonged or severe braking, the amount of pedal effort/travel required to slow the vehicle increases as the ability of the brakes to
As the brake linings heat up, their "coefficient of friction" is reduced (they become slicker). As the coefficient of friction is reduced, more
As the brake linings, rotors, and drums begin to wear, their ability to absorb and release heat is reduced significantly. This makes worn
NOTE: Prior to replacing a master-cylinder, verify the entire brake system is functioning properly.
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