There are few systems more important on your 4X4 than the brakes. Proper brake function is crucial when going off-road, especially when coming back down a very steep decline. Serious injuries can occur when brakes fail as control of the vehicle is severely limited. This is why frequent brake inspection on your 4X4 is a must to ensure that everything is working properly. If you feel like your brakes are not getting the right amount of force exerted on the shoes, chances are you need to replace the drum brake wheel cylinder link.
Ensuring Brakes Have Proper Friction
The wheel cylinder link is usually located at the top of each wheel, right above the brake shoes. The jeep drum brake wheel cylinder link exerts force onto the shoe so that it contacts the drum in order to stop the wheel with friction. It accomplished this action with two pistons, one on each side. These pistons can break over time as the applied brake pressure forces the pistons to wear. Replacing a worn-out drum brake wheel cylinder link will give you the break pressure needed to be able to stop quickly, thus avoiding disastrous situations when coming down a steep decline.
Today's truck drum brake wheel cylinder link products are made with aluminum instead of the cast iron of yesterday. Aluminum reduces rusting and gives the cylinder link a longer life expectancy. Simply use our online vehicle filter to find the right wheel cylinder part for your make and model of vehicle. This takes all of the guesswork out of the equation to make sure that you get the right part. Not only do we want you to get the right part, but we want you to get it at an affordable price! If you find the part cheaper within 90 days of purchase, we'll refund you the difference.