master cylinder


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master cylinder

[′mas·tər ′sil·ən·dər]
(mechanical engineering)
The container for the fluid and the piston, forming part of a device such as a hydraulic brake or clutch.

master cylinder

master cylinder
A component of a hydraulic brake system whose piston is moved by the pilot. This pushes the hydraulic fluid into the wheel cylinder, applying the brake.
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Substituting equation 1 into equation 2 to make simultaneous equations, then eliminating X', then we could get the relation expression of X between the brake pedal stroke of the brake master cylinder piston displacement of the first X1.
When pressure on the brake pedal is removed and the spring in the master cylinder pushes the piston in the master cylinder back to the off position, hydraulic pressure against the brake piston is removed and a return spring or springs move the brake piston back to the off position so the brake doesn't drag.
The master cylinder reservoir cap seals were found to be swollen, as shown in Figure 7.
Honda's brake-by-wire system removes rider input once fluid pressure at either or both of the two master cylinders exceeds 0.
To date, more than 10 million master cylinder castings have been tested, and the leaker rate has been reduced from a mean of 5.
A stroke wear test was also conducted and detected very little wear after one million cycles at 75%--100% of the maximum pressure output of the master cylinder, reports RTP.
And have no idea how long it's going to take to get the car back, but now they're asking me for another $275 to fix the master cylinder.
The mechanical components in both systems are functionally identical, consisting of a brake pedal, a master cylinder and booster, hydraulic lines and fluid, wheel calipers, brake pads, and rotors.
All those vehicles built between March 6 and the end of September should have the brake master cylinder replaced, the company said.
TOM: One is under the dashboard, where a rod runs from the clutch pedal into the back of the master cylinder.
According to Honda, a failure in a brake master cylinder seal could cause brake fluid to leak and cause the brake to lose stopping power.