Word forms: (regular plural) brake linings
( Automotive engineering : Vehicle components , Brakes, steering, wheels, tires, and suspension ) brake1, brake2
A brake lining
is friction material attached to the face
of a brake shoe, to cause frictional force when the brake shoe makes contact
with the brake drum
A brake lining can be bonded or riveted to a metal brake shoe.
The aim of the inspection is to check and replace brake linings before they wear badly, allowing brake shoe metal to be exposed.
The brake lining has a predetermined thickness which wears away over time through braking of a vehicle.
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