brake cylinder

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Noun1.brake cylinder - a cylinder that contains brake fluid that is compressed by a piston
piston chamber, cylinder - a chamber within which piston moves
hydraulic brake, hydraulic brakes - brake system in which a brake pedal moves a piston in the master cylinder; brake fluid then applies great force to the brake pads or shoes
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According to Economic Times, the purpose of the recall is to replace a faulty master brake cylinder fitted on the cars.
Japanese carmaker Nissan said it will recall around 22,188 units of its popular selling models - Nissan Micra and Sunny, in the coming days due to the 'potential defect in the master brake cylinder' in the vehicles.
Nissan is investigating vehicles from the 2007 to 2008 model year that were affected by brake fluid leaks from the master brake cylinder. Around 440,000 vehicles are said to be under investigation.
In the worst case, a Warwick garage failed to fix 14 out of 26 faults on the car, including a leaking brake cylinder.
"We made another change to the mounting of the master brake cylinder, which is now mounted to the front of the dash," says Woychowski.
Pressure testing on the plastic brake cylinder has been successful at ten times the maximum working pressure.
According to a report Hino submitted to the Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry, the brake may cause the wheel section of the vehicles to heat up, posing the risk of a fire, due to a defective oil brake cylinder.
As examples, he cited a container used for storing nuclear waste and a brake cylinder, both of which were used in numerical simulations and shown in color graphics depicting temperature, gradient, cooling rate or solidification time distribution on the casting surface or in various sections of a casting.
The models are being recalled because of the problems with its master brake cylinder seals.
A master cylinder holds fluid and oil flows from the cylinder through lines to the brake cylinder. When pressure is applied to the brake pedal, the pressure increases and the brake cylinder extends and presses the pads onto the drum surface or disk.