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    Brake Pad/Shoe - Rear

    Brake Pad/Shoe - Rear Operation:

    Pad: When the brakes are applied, the master cylinder, caliper and the caliper piston cause these replaceable friction pads to push against the rotor. Pads consist of an organic or semi-metallic material riveted or bonded to a backing plate or web.Shoe: Consists of two crescent-shaped mounts with linings riveted or glued to them. During braking of vehicle, the shoes are forced against the inside of the rotating brake drum, to slow down/stop wheel rotation, by action of the wheel cylinder or plunger assembly. On rear applications both pads and shoes may be cable actuated by application of the emergency brake.

    How To Instructions:

    Inspect - Check for obvious problems.
    Service - Do the jobs that fix your car.
    Replace - Out with the old, in with the new.

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