1994 Ford Thunderbird Q&A

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

The two seem to be used interchangably? Or am I misreading the terms? -
Answer 1
no, the wheel cylinder has two pistons that push your brake shoes against the drums -
Answer 2
no sir, they are both part of your rear brakes but different parts. the wheel cylinder pushes the brake shoes to your brake drum. -
Comment 1
Thank You! -
Comment 2
Really? Are YOU going to work on your brakes??? -
Answer 3
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. -
Comment 1
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. -
Answer 4
the drum works as a friction plate to stop you and the wheel cyl is what extends the brake shoes -