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Used Citroen Brake Drums

All used Citroen Brake Drums listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list cheap new OES or aftermarket car parts at discounted prices and used OEM car parts up to 80% cheaper than main dealer prices for Citroen from premium breaker yards from across the UK.

About Brake Drums

 

Drum Brakes are the brake system that some cars have on all four wheels and others just on the rear wheels with disc brakes on the front. They consist of a brake drum which contain two brake shoes and the hydraulic system that includes a cylinder with two pistons.

 

The brake drum is situated behind each wheel to which it is fitted. Access to the drum is obtained with the removal of the wheel and with the removal of a small retaining screw the drum can be pulled of the centre axle revealing the cylinder and brake shoes.

 

The Drum Brake is operated through the foot brake, when pressed, hydraulic fluid is forced through piping to the cylinder inside each brake drum. Two pistons inside the cylinder push out horizontally pushing two brake shoes outwards to make contact with the smooth inside of the brake drum.

The drum spins with the wheel and the brake shoes are fixed, when the lining pads on the shoes come into contact with the inside of the drum the spinning speed is reduced according to amount of pressure and time applied to the foot brake. 

 

Periodically the brake shoes will need to be renewed as they have a pad which wears away. If this pad is allowed to wear to thin, rivets holding the pad to the metal shoe will damage the smooth inside of the drum causing damage to the surface reducing the effectiveness of the system, and if the damage is too severe will necessitate replacement of the drum. Another part which, over time fails is the cylinder which through wear and tear between the cylinder and its pistons can cause leakage of hydraulic fluid.

Citroen trivia

  • In 2019, the Citroën DS was voted in the UK as the 'coolest car ever', with writers and marketers calling it the Brigitte Bardot of cars. In second place was the E-Type Jag…
  • If you went into a Citroën showroom in the 20s, there's a good chance that you would have been given a letter that was personally handwritten by Andre Citroën himself, proclaiming the benefits of the car models. This one act of marketing genius is credited with being responsible for thousands of closed sales.
  • Thanks to Citroën, the French driver Sebastien Loeb is the single most successful driver in the entire history of the World Rallying Championship. Nine consecutive driver's titles were won by Loeb in the time between 2004 and 2012, driving cars such as the Xsara, the C4, and the DS3.
  • Buying Maserati was definitely a mistake for Citroën. The SM model didn't sell well, and that led to financial difficulties that meant the car company was eventually acquired by Peugeot.
  • Unfortunately, the founder of Citroën went bankrupt in 1934, even though the cars they produced were selling well and incredibly popular. The company exists today because tyre company Michelin bought the majority of shares in the company.