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master cylinder

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a large cylinder in a hydraulic system in which the working fluid is compressed by a piston enabling it to drive one or more slave cylinders. See also slave cylinder
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Noun1.master 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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Translations

master cylinder

n (Tech) → pompa idraulica
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When the brake pedal is depressed, the pressure on the brake pedal moves a piston in the master cylinder, forcing the brake fluid from the master cylinder through the brake lines and flexible hoses to the calipers and wheel cylinders.
After a brake master cylinder was installed, the technician was unable to bleed the brake system.
The automaker is recalling the vehicle because they may have been equipped with a brake master cylinder that was not manufactured correctly.
THE Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in collaboration with Al Fardan Motorcycles, dealer of Ducati Motorcycles in Qatar, has announced the recall of Ducati Monster 1200 R, Monster 1200 S, Multistrada 1200 S and Superleggera 1299 models of 2015-17 to replace the front PPS (Polyphenylene Sulphide) Brembo brake master cylinder piston with Aluminum one.
"[Fact 88] Early 1965 Mustangs were fitted with a very unique brake master cylinder with the brake light trigger switch and wiring built into its body.
After passing through the vacuum booster, the relationship between the brake master cylinder after cylinder (first) force and displacement at the input piston.
So tell your dealer to start by replacing your brake master cylinder. Based on the symptoms, that's the most likely culprit.
In a typical general aviation air-plane--and somewhat simplified--pressing on the toe brake moves a mechanical linkage connected to the master cylinder and pushes a piston inside the master cylinder to increase pressure on the hydraulic fluid stored inside the sealed cylinder.
The second campaign recalled a total of 90 Armada 2013 sports-utility vehicles (SUVs) to inspect and repair the brake master cylinder for free.
Suzuki GB's Denis Houston added: "Investigations into reports of the front brake lever developing a 'spongy' feeling over time have revealed the cause to be moisture naturally absorbed by the brake fluid, affecting the return spring inside the master cylinder.
The recall is to replace a faulty brake master cylinder in the cars produced at the company's factory in Oragadam in Chennai.
The vehicle was an older pickup truck with a single brake system master cylinder. In Figure 3, corrosion has thinned the wall of the brake tube, leading to brake tube failure, and brake fluid leakage, ultimately causing brake failure.