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Master Cylinder
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ABS Sensor
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    How to change front ABS sensor on BMW 1 Series E82 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Brake Caliper Bracket
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    How to replace a brake caliper bracket on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 W201 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Brake Caliper Repair Kit
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    How to replace the rubber boots of the brake caliper guide pins on VW GOLF 5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace a front brake caliper on FORD MONDEO 3 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake caliper on AUDI A3 2 (A05) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace front brake caliper on AUDI A3 2 (A05) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace front brake caliper on OCTAVIA (1Z5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Brake Calipers
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    How to replace a rear brake caliper on VW GOLF 4 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace a rear brake caliper on VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace a front brake caliper on BMW 3 E46 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace a rear brake caliper on VW PASSAT B5+ TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace a front brake caliper on VW GOLF 4 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace a front brake caliper on FORD FOCUS 2 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake caliper MERCEDES-BENZ E W211 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace a rear brake caliper on AUDI A6 C5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC [HD]
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Brake Discs
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    How to replace rear brake discs and Handbrake Shoes on MERCEDES-BENZ E W124 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake discs and brake pads VW GOLF 5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change a rear brake discs on BMW 3 E46 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake discs on OPEL VECTRA C TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace the rear brake discs on TOYOTA PRIUS 2 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change a rear brake discs on TOYOTA COROLLA VERSO 2 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front brake discs and front brake pads set on SUZUKI SWIFT 3 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace rear brake discs on OPEL ASTRA H TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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Brake Drum
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    How to replace rear brake drum and brake pads FIAT PUNTO TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake drum and brake pads VW LUPO TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake drums and rear brake shoes on TOYOTA YARIS XP10 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake drum and wheel bearing NISSAN MICRA 3 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace Rear brake drums and rear brake pads on HONDA CIVIC 6 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake drums and rear brake pads on MERCEDES-BENZ A W168 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake drums and rear brake pads on MAZDA 323 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake drum and brake pads SKODA OCTAVIA 1U TUTORIAL AUTODOC
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Brake Hose
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    How to change a rear brake hoses PEUGEOT 206 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front brake hoses on VW GOLF 5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front brake hoses on AUDI A6 C5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace brake hose on BMW 3 (E46) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change a front brake hoses PEUGEOT 206 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace brake hose on OPEL ASTRA-G CC 1 (F48_,F08_) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace rear brake hoses on FORD MONDEO 3 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front brake hoses on FORD MONDEO 3 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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Brake Pad Wear Sensor
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    How to change front brake pad wear sensor on BMW 1 Series E82 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear brake pad wear sensor on BMW 1 Series E82 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Brake Pads
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    How to replace rear brake pads on OPEL CORSA C TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front brake discs and front brake pads on VW PASSAT CC 1 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake discs and rear brake pads on VW PASSAT CC 1 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change a rear brake pads FORD FOCUS 3 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake discs and brake pads MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 1 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake discs and rear brake pads on PEUGEOT 307 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front brake discs and front brake pads on BMW 5 E60 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake discs and brake pads MERCEDES-BENZ C W204 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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Brake Shoes
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    How to replace rear brake shoes on OPEL CORSA B TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace brake drum and brake shoes on RENAULT SYMBOL/THALIA 1 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Hand brake Cable
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Handbrake Shoes
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    How to change a handbrake shoes MERCEDES-BENZ CLS C219 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace handbrake shoes on MERCEDES-BENZ M W163 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change Handbrake Shoes MERCEDES-BENZ S W221 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace handbrake shoes parking BMW 7 E38 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace handbrake shoes parking Mercedes-Benz S W140 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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Wheel Cylinder
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    How to replace rear brake cylinder on OPEL CORSA B TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake cylinder VW LUPO TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake cylinder FIAT PUNTO TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake cylinder on MAZDA 323 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change a rear brake cylinder SKODA ROOMSTER 1 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear brake cylinder Mazda 626 GF TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace wheel cylinder on RENAULT SYMBOL/THALIA 1 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Common questions about checking and repairing the brake system

What does the brake system consist of and what functions does it perform?

The brake system consists of a hydraulic actuator (brake master cylinder, pressure regulator valve, brake lines) and a brake mechanism. It can be of a drum or a disc type. The former includes a brake drum and shoes, the latter a rotating brake disc (rotor) and fixed pads mounted inside the caliper on both sides. The components of the handbrake are a lever and cables with adjustable ends. The functions of the brake system are to slow down and stop the car, as well as to immobilize it when parked.

What are the signs of a faulty brake system?

Faults in the brake system are indicated by reduced braking performance. It may be accompanied by impaired roadholding, squeaking in the wheel area​​, or brake fluid leakage. The brake system dashboard warning light goes on. The brake pedal travel increases or it becomes hard to press; you have to apply more force when braking.

How do I check the brake system?

Use a special tester to check the condition of the brake fluid in the expansion tank. It will detect whether it needs to be changed. The fluid level should be between the “min” and “max” marks. The brake pedal should not feel spongy, but should offer resistance when pressed. The brake discs and pads must not be defective or dirty. Measure their thickness and compare it with the value specified by the car manufacturer. Stop the car on a slope of about 20° and apply the handbrake. If it’s working properly, you will hear 3 or 4 clicks, and the vehicle will not roll back. The checking of electronic assistants such as ABS should be entrusted to specialists.

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