The Function of the Brake Master Cylinder

By: Anthony Fontanelle

Safety is always the priority among car owners because protecting passengers' lives is very important. Ford, like other automakers, is very much aware of this so it produces vehicles with a durable and reliable braking system. One of Ford's celebrated sport utility vehicles is the Ford F550 because of the power-packed performance of components under its hood. But what makes Ford F550 appealing is its engine coupled with a high-performance braking system, which effectively slows down the car.

Ford's braking system includes the Ford F550 brake master cylinder. This component's function is to hold the fluid that starts the operation of the entire braking system. The highly-pressurized hydraulic brake fluid triggers the pistons and brake calipers to action once the driver presses on the brake pedal. To prevent the insufficient supply of brake fluid due to leaking, the brake master cylinder secures the fluid tightly in place.

Most of the braking systems of Ford F550 are divided into two circuits to maximize safety. Each of these two circuits is equipped with two wheels. This setup allows a certain amount of the hydraulic fluid to be conserved even though a leak occurs in one of the circuits. As one circuit is responsible for two wheels, then only two wheels lose their braking power. Thus, there is enough brake fluid left in the to supply to the two wheels within the second circuit. Even if that is the case, Ford F550 owners should get a replacement brake master cylinder if a leak occurs. The forming of hole or cracks in the cylinder is possible as these storage tanks contain highly-pressurized brake fluid. Immediate replacement of the Ford 550 brake master cylinder ensures the efficient operation of the Ford 550's braking system.

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