After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
Identify the components of a disc brake.
Identify the two main types of rotors.
Identify the three types of front caliper piston arrangements.
Identify and explain the operation of fixed and floating calipers.
Identify floating caliper mounting methods.
Identify and explain the operation of rear calipers.
Identify brake pad materials and construction.
Important Terms
Machining Caliper Fixed caliper Bonding
Turning Dust boot Disc brake pads Anti-rattle clip
Solid rotors Floating calipers Lining Anti-squeal compounds
Ventilated rotors Guide pins Shoe Wear indicator
Splash shield Slider pins Riveting
Disc Brake
and Operation
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