Definitions for "WHEEL CYLINDER"
Keywords:  hydraulic, brake, shoes, cylinder, drum
A small cylinder located at each wheel to convert hydraulic pressure back into mechanical force in order to apply the brakes.
The hydraulic slave cylinder mounted on the backing plate of a drum brake assembly. The wheel cylinder convert hydraulic pressure from the master cylinder to mechanical force that applies the brake shoes.
Found in the automotive drum brake assembly, it is a device, actuated by hydraulic pressure, which, through internal pistons, pushes the brake shoes outward against the drums.