HYDRAULICS: Describes the procedure in which a quantity of water, oil or any other fluid is forced along one end of a line; due to these fluids being incompressible, they are forced into a smaller cylinder, thus multiplying the force levels. Hydraulics are used in power steering, clutches, and brake systems.
HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR: Describes a unit found in an anti-lock brake system that will increase brake pressure, decrease brake pressure, or hold brake pressure steady according to signals generated by the car’s control module
HYDRAULIC ACTUATORS: Describes the hydraulically operated struts controlling the movement of the wheels in an active ride suspension system
HYDRAULIC BRAKE BOOSTER: Describes the procedure where the power steering pump supplies hydraulic pressure to apply the brakes.
HYDRAULIC FLUID: Describes a special oil used in hydraulic systems to operate the system of master and slave cylinders.
HYDROLASTIC SUSPENSION: Describes a form of vehicle proprietary suspension systems that incorporates a conical rubber spring compressed by hydraulic pressure.
HYDRO-PNEUMATIC SUSPENSION: Describes a form of suspension system which uses a mixture of gas and liquid separated by a flexible bladder, causing the suspension to maintain a pre-set height.
HYDROSTATIC STEERING: Describes a type of power steering system controlled entirely by hydraulics
ACCUMULATOR: Describes a part of a vehicle’s hydraulic system charged by the fluid pump that absorbs fluctuating fluid delivery, stores fluid at pressure providing a rapid flow of fluid under pressure.
BOOST VALVE: Describes a valve in a hydraulic system that increases the pressure
MASTER CYLINDER: Describes the primary component used for pressurising fluid in a hydraulic system supporting a reservoir for holding brake fluid activated each time the driver depresses the brake pedal.
NIPPLE: Describes a short steel tube used for bleeding hydraulic fluid.
SPLIT HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM: Describes a type of service brake system where two separate hydraulic circuits will provide backup braking action in one circuit if the other fails.
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