master cylinder


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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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master cylinder

n (Tech) → pompa idraulica
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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.
The automaker is recalling the vehicles because of a defect in the hydraulic clutch master cylinder.
A bad master cylinder can fail intermittently, and then regain pressure.
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.
In a dual master cylinder system, this tube failure would result in an approximately 50-percent loss of braking capacity, while hard braking capacity would be lost altogether.
The system originates with a hydraulic vehicle component, such as a master cylinder or hydraulic control valve, which delivers a given hydraulic input pressure.
Toyota said the faults in fuel systems could halt fuel pumps and lead to an engine failure, while a small amount of brake fluid could slowly leak from the brake master cylinder, causing the brake warning lamp to light up and braking performance to decline.