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1994 Ford Thunderbird Question: Is the rear wheel cylinder and the drum the same thing?

 

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tcfheckel, Bellevue, WA, December 13, 2012, 15:38
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The two seem to be used interchangably? Or am I misreading the terms?

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    whisper1 December 13, 2012, 16:50
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    no, the wheel cylinder has two pistons that push your brake shoes against the drums

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    tcfheckel, December 13, 2012, 17:20
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    Thank You!

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    Tomiko December 13, 2012, 17:10
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    no sir, they are both part of your rear brakes but different parts. the wheel cylinder pushes the brake shoes to your brake drum.

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    tcfheckel, December 13, 2012, 17:20
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    Thank You!

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    pushrod, December 13, 2012, 22:42
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    Really? Are YOU going to work on your brakes???

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    PARTS GUY December 14, 2012, 02:14
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    Because of your lack of experience you need to spend $26.95 to get all the factory info on your car for a whole year. www.alldatadiy.com Wetry is correct, you are dealing with a life and death repair.
    To replace the wheel cylinders is not hard with the proper info.

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    tcfheckel, December 14, 2012, 09:50
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    HA!HA! I have no intention of working on my car... I'm not a mechanic. I just wanted to understand the terminology:-) Right now, there is a small leak on the right rear break. Being a woman, I need to know what is necessary to repair the problem, so I don't get over charged. I appreciate RepairPal info,as your input helps me understand better. My bigger concern is the EGR valve causing the engine to surge while at a stop, or when backing up.

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    globalhelper December 14, 2012, 06:36
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    the drum works as a friction plate to stop you and the wheel cyl is what extends the brake shoes

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