Test Your Knowledge About Brake Service And Repair!

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Are you looking to test your knowledge about brake service and repair? You are in luck as the trivia quiz below is for all of us who have a passion for automobiles or aircraft and their braking system. Without a braking system, it would be rather hard to stop motion. Take up the quiz and get to see how knowledgeable you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why should you complete the brakes on one side before tackling the second side?
    • A. 

      You should always work stage-by-stage on both sides

    • B. 

      To avoid putting side-specific parts on the wrong side

    • C. 

      So that you can go for a drive halfway through the job

    • D. 

      So you have a assembled side for reference when reassembling

  • 2. 
    When removing a drum, is it okay to loosen the drum with a hammer?
    • A. 

      No, never

    • B. 

      Yes, provided you do not hit the wheel studs.

    • C. 

      No, you must use the threaded holes to push the drum off

    • D. 

      Only if the drum has an integral hub

  • 3. 
    Why should you use “care and precision” when working on a vehicle’s brakes?
    • A. 

      People’s lives depend on the quality of your work

    • B. 

      The working life of a brake system can be greatly affected by poor work

    • C. 

      Both of the above

    • D. 

      Brake systems are made to be foolproof; care and precision doesn’t matter

  • 4. 
    When servicing drum brakes, what should you inspect along with the brake shoes, drum fluid, wheel cylinder, and return springs?
    • A. 

      Hydraulic lines

    • B. 

      Parking brake cables

    • C. 

      Wheel bearings

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Is it okay to use compressed air to clean a brake assembly?
    • A. 

      No, never

    • B. 

      Only if you are outside

    • C. 

      Yes, provided the exhaust fan is running

    • D. 

      Only brakes with integral hubs

  • 6. 
    The insides of wheel cylinder boots are supposed to be….
    • A. 

      Lubricated every 5000 km

    • B. 

      Full of brake fluid

    • C. 

      Dry and clean

    • D. 

      Inaccessible without a major brake overhaul

  • 7. 
    Why loosen the bleeder screw before honing/cleaning a wheel cylinder?
    • A. 

      To make sure the bleeder screw isn’t seized to the cylinder

    • B. 

      To ensure the screw doesn’t stick into the cylinder that you are rebuilding

    • C. 

      Both of the above

    • D. 

      You should never loosen a bleeder screw

  • 8. 
    What lubricants are recommended for reassembling wheel cylinders?
    • A. 

      Brake fluid and special rubber lubricant

    • B. 

      Brake fluid and clean engine oil

    • C. 

      Hydraulic fluid and packing grease

    • D. 

      You should never use lubricants while assembling a wheel cylinder

  • 9. 
    What type of wrench should you use when working on hydraulic lines?
    • A. 

      Crescent Wrench

    • B. 

      Combination wrench

    • C. 

      Torque wrench

    • D. 

      Flare nut wrench

  • 10. 
    What is lubricating the backing plate supposed to accomplish?
    • A. 

      Get rid of sticky brake pedal

    • B. 

      Get rid of brake squeal

    • C. 

      Allows the wheel cylinder boots to move freely

    • D. 

      Makes pulling the drum off easier the next time

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