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Rear Disc with Integrated Drum Park Brake

Basic Description

The disc/drum combination is generally found on the rear axle of newer vehicles. It contains the normal components of a disc brake system, but also contains a drum brake within the brake rotor.

Technical Description

Some vehicles have both a disc brake and a drum brake on each rear wheel. The disc brake is hydraulically operated and is used to stop the vehicle when driving. The drum brake part of the assembly is operated mechanically via by the parking brake cable. Drum brake linings should always be checked during routine brake inspections.

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Saul Reisman

Saul Reisman

Saul Reisman has been helping the residents of the Centennial State with their automotive needs for over ten years now. He finished his Associate Degree in Physics at the Community College of Denver. Saul is an active member of the Specialty Equipment Market Association and a board member of the Young Executives Network. He undergoes constant educational training through GMC, MOPAR, Ford, Snap-On, Borg-Warner, and Ozark Automotive, with an emphasis on diagnosis, repair, and improvement.

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