ASE Brakes - Term Definition Acetone A highly flammable...

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Term: Acetone Definition: A highly flammable liquid sometimes used to clean parts Term: Aeration Definition: To expose to the air or mix with air, as with a liquid; to charge a liquid with gas Term: Accumulator Definition: In ABS brake systems, a chamber that stores fluid. In hydro-boost brake systems, a charged chamber used to assist braking if a failure occurs to the poser steering system or if the engine stalls. Term: Additive Definition: Anything that is added with the intention of improving a certain characteristic of the material or fluid.
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Term: Aerate Definition: To whip air into a fluid Term: Air gap Definition: A small space between two parts Term: Air shock Definition: A shock operating on the principles of air pressure; may also have a hydraulic section Term: Alternating current (ac) Definition: An electric current whose polarity is constantly changing from positive to negative Term: Antilock brake system (ABS) Definition: A computerized brake system that prevents wheel lockup by releasing pressure at the brake when the lockup is occurring
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Term: Asbestos Definition: Heat resistant material once used extensively in brake linings and clutch discs. Inhaling this material's dust is harmful and may cause cancer. Term: ASE Definition: Acronym for Automotive Service Excellence, a trademark of National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Term: Axis of rotation Definition: The center line around which a gear or a part revolves Term: Backing plate Definition: The part of a drum brake which the shoes and hardware mount to Term: Battery Definition: A device for storing electrical energy in chemical form
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Term: Bell mouth Definition: A term used to describe the condition of a drum when the drum has a greater diameter at the outer edge then then inner edge Term: Bench bleeding Definition: A procedure for bleeding air from a master cylinder before installing it in a vehicle Term: Bleeder screw Definition: A small valve-like screw located on each wheel cylinder and master cylinder used to bleed air from the brake system Term: Bleeding Definition: The act of removing air from a hydraulic brake system Term: Boiling point Definition: The temperature at which a substance, such as a liquid, begins to boil
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Term: Booster Definition: A device which aids the driver in pushing the brake pedal Term: Boot Definition: A flexible rubber or plastic cover over the end of wheel cylinders or master cylinder to keep out water and other foreign matter Term: Bore Definition: May refer to the cylinder itself or to the diameter of the cylinder Term: Brake Definition: A system used to slow or stop a vehicle; to slow or stop a vehicle Term: Brake adjusting gauge tool Definition: A tool used on drum brakes to preset the brake shoes to the drum diameter
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Term: Brake fade Definition: Loss of braking force due to heat buildup Term: Brake fluid Definition: The liquid used in the brake system to transit force hydraulically Term: Brake light Definition: Red lamps at the rear of a vehicle to warn others that a braking action is taking place Term:
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