I WAS CHANGEING THE BRAKES ON THIS CAR TODAY ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 60,000 miles

Hi, I was changeing the brakes on this car today, and I noticed the rear brakes are both disc and drum. Not sure why this is, can you possibly tell me the purpose of this?

Saturday, December 8th, 2012 AT 11:55 PM

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  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
  • Expert
  • 24,972 posts

The drum brake inside the rear rotor is the parking brake. That's a much better design than what Ford and GM use. Chrysler has always used the "drum in hat" design like you have. It's very trouble-free and it makes the disc brakes easy to service.

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Sunday, December 9th, 2012 AT 12:47 AM

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