Automotive Dictionary: Brake Back Plate

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Automotive Dictionary: Brake Back Plate


Throughout this site we use many technical terms, and given the breadth of readership our site enjoys, sometimes we are remiss and incorrectly assume everyone knows what we are referring to. For those that do not, here are some explanations of the technical terms use.
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Brake Back Plate


Part of a drum brake unit which carries the brake shoes and operating gear. It is bolted to a web or flange on the stub axle, and the brake drum with its wheel-bearing arrangements mate up with it.

Also see: How it Works - Brakes

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