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A non-mechanics guide to getting brake work done.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #256 Feb 1985 (v.35#2) pg. 81

Five tips to help identify car brake problems.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #335 Feb 1993 (v.43#2) pg. 80

How to use anti-lock brakes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 90

Making your car drive straight again. Adjustments to your brake and suspension system.
HOME MECHANIX #688 Aug 1985 (v.81) pg. 90

Cures for spongy brakes. How to bleed brakes. Checking disc runout.
HOME MECHANIX #689 Sep 1985 (v.81) pg. 98

Checking disc brakes.
HOME MECHANIX #692 Dec 1985 (v.81) pg. 32

Preventive maintenance for automobile parking brakes.
HOME MECHANIX #695 Mar 1986 (v.82) pg. 35

Troubleshooting brakes which don't work properly.
HOME MECHANIX #701 Sep 1986 (v.82) pg. 88

Troubleshooting your brake system. Disc brake diagnosis. Adjusting front wheel bearings.
HOME MECHANIX #713 Sep 1987 (v.83) pg. 82

How to get the best brake job for your money.
HOME MECHANIX #728 Dec 1988 (v.84) pg. 84

Disc-brake diagnosis. Suggested annual inspection covers front and rear disc brakes.
HOME MECHANIX #749 Oct 1990 (v.86) pg. 28
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #752 Feb 1991 (v.87) pg. 6

New-tech brake check. Disk brake and drum brake annual inspection procedure.
HOME MECHANIX #764 Apr 1992 (v.88) pg. 44

Antilock brake systems. How ABS works, plus maintenance and troubleshooting advice.
HOME MECHANIX #773 Mar 1993 (v.89) pg. 16

Some winter-specific maintenance tips for automobile brakes.
HOME MECHANIX #781 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 (v.89) pg. 17

Tip on removing the rear drum off a late-model Volkswagen Rabbit.
HOMEOWNER May 1984 (v.9#4) pg. 33

Tips on doing your own brake work.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 29

Take care of your brakes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #427 Dec 1963 (v.59) pg. 134

Now you can add power brakes to your car using a Bendix kit.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #441 Feb 1965 (v.61) pg. 120

Care and treatment of disk brakes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #443 Apr 1965 (v.61) pg. 104

Reline your own brakes. Replacing and adjusting front and rear brake shoes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #467 Apr 1967 (v.63) pg. 132

Servicing power brakes and power steering.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #477 Feb 1968 (v.64) pg. 92

Installing brake conversion kits to change self-adjusting brakes back to manual adjusting system.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #486 Nov 1968 (v.64) pg. 80

Taking care of the dual brake system.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #491 Apr 1969 (v.65) pg. 75

Taking care of drum brakes. Maintaining and replacing brake shoes and other parts.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #569 Oct 1975 (v.71) pg. 80

Doing your own brake job, either drum or disk.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #577 Jun 1976 (v.72) pg. 76

How to adjust and repair rear drum brakes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #599 Apr 1978 (v.74) pg. 152

Care care. Servicing disc brakes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #641 Oct 1981 (v.77) pg. 26

How to bleed modern brakes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #653 Oct 1982 (v.78) pg. 26

Understanding your car's brake system.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #668 Jan 1984 (v.80) pg. 90

How to silence noisy brakes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #670 Mar 1984 (v.80) pg. 29

Maintenance of power brakes. Part 1.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1964 (v.121#2) pg. 178

Maintenance of power brakes. Part 2. Tearing down the power assist.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1964 (v.121#3) pg. 174

Check out and repair your brakes. Part 1.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1965 (v.124#1) pg. 156

Check out and repair your brakes. Part 2.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1965 (v.124#2) pg. 154

Determining the cause of brake problems with power brakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1968 (v.129#3) pg. 132

How to do a complete brake system inspection.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1970 (v.133#3) pg. 184

How to do a complete brake job.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1970 (v.133#4) pg. 170

How to repair disc brakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1970 (v.134#2) pg. 138

How to troubleshoot and fix a car's power-assist brake unit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1971 (v.136#2) pg. 152

Tips on replacing front drum brakes with disk brakes from a wrecked car.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1972 (v.138#5) pg. 130

How to get a professional brake job at a do-it-yourself price.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1973 (v.139#4) pg. 116

Car Care Guide. How to inspect and service your car's brake system. Includes instructions on troubleshooting the power-assist unit.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. S40

How to replace disc-brake pads.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1973 (v.140#1) pg. 84

What you should know about fluids for your car (transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze coolant, motor oil and power steering fluid.)
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1973 (v.140#4) pg. 164

Car Care Guide. Servicing brakes and transmissions.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1974 (v.141#5) pg. S76 (168+)

PM 1975 Car Care Guide. Braking system: how it works and how to keep it working.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1975 (v.143#5) pg. 173

How to replace disc brake pads.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1976 (v.145#1) pg. 86

Troubleshooting brake systems. PM 1976 Car Care Guide.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 180

How to overhaul drum brake systems. Part 1. Tools you will need and how to remove to old shoes and clean and inspect the drums.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1976 (v.146#2) pg. 90

How to overhaul drum brake systems. Part 2. How to overhaul cylinders, and reassemble everything.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1976 (v.146#3) pg. 116

Fifth Annual Car Care Guide. Part 10. Brakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1977 (v.147#5) pg. 185

PM 1979 Car Care Guide. A look at warning signs of brake trouble and how to troubleshoot a brake system.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1979 (v.151#5) pg. 222

How to inspect and maintain your brake system.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1979 (v.152#4) pg. 169

Tip: Use a C-clamp to hold pistons when changing disc-brake pads.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1980 (v.154#6) pg. 22

1982 car care guide. A special section with emphasis on engine problems, wheel vibration, loss of brakes and diesel starting problems.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 123

Troubleshooting your brake system.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1983 (v.159#3) pg. 37

Tip on eliminating loose disc brake pads which can cause brake squeal.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1983 (v.159#5) pg. 20

Tips on replacing your glycol brake fluid with silicone brake fluid.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1983 (v.159#5) pg. 172

Servicing disc brakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1984 (v.161#9) pg. 37

How to solve five tough brake problems.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1985 (v.162#4) pg. 35

Tip: How to roughen-up a rotor surface using a sanding disc without removing the rotor from the car.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1986 (v.163#10) pg. 24

SPECIAL SECTION: How to tune up your whole car to keep it running and looking like new. Step-by-step guide for tuning up your engine, chassis, interior, and exterior.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1987 (v.164#5) pg. 101

Performance tuning guide. All the how-to you need to get better automobile handling. Covers wheels, brakes, tires, shocks, and cornering.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1988 (v.165#5) pg. 94

Using a straightedge to determine if your rear brake drums are "true".
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1988 (v.165#8) pg. 31

Correct procedure for bleeding the Sable/Taurus brake hydraulic system.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1989 (v.166#2) pg. 30

Tip on using Molykote M77 lubricant to quiet noisy brakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1989 (v.166#4) pg. 48

Reconditioning brake calipers. How to rebuild your own calipers using caliper rebuilding kits for each wheel equipped with disc brakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1989 (v.166#5) pg. 201

Tip on cleaning mating faces of hub and drum/rotor when replacing a brake drum or disc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1989 (v.166#7) pg. 38

Tip on proper way to support a disc brake caliper while working on disc or strut without removing the brake line.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1989 (v.166#8) pg. 44

How to keep your brake fluid from boiling (thus causing a loss of brakes) when trailering a heavy load down a steep grade.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1990 (v.167#6) pg. 46

How to rebuild brake calipers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1990 (v.167#7) pg. 115

Tip on removing a brake drum so that it will be reinstalled with exactly the same orientation.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1990 (v.167#8) pg. 26

Inspecting disc brakes. A step-by-step procedure.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1991 (v.168#6) pg. 80

Troubleshooting antilock (ABS) brakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1991 (v.168#12) pg. 91

Maintaining drum brakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1992 (v.169#3) pg. 78

Reducing rolling resistance. Maintenance advice on tires, alignment, wheel bearings and brakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1992 (v.169#5) pg. 82

Curing disk brake squeal.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1992 (v.169#6) pg. 93

Maintenance basics for servicing brakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1993 (v.170#4) pg. 112

The whole car tuneup. (1) Tune up your engine. (2) Tune up your exterior. (3) Tune up your chassis. (4) Tune up your interior.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1993 (v.170#5) pg. 79, 82, 86, 90, 94

Tips on bleeding a modern master cylinder equipped with double circuits and an assortment of internal valves.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1994 (v.171#7) pg. 81

Servicing drum brakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1995 (v.172#8) pg. 99

Tip shows how to remove the piston from a brake caliper using air pressure.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1996 (v.173#4) pg. 118

A tip on bleeding the air out of a brake system.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1997 (v.174#6) pg. 115

Tip on manual bleeding of brake system which will avoid damaging the master cylinder.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1998 (v.175#5) pg. 125

Flushing your automobile brake system to remove contaminated brake fluid.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1999 (v.176#1) pg. 108

Remedy for pulsating antilock brakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1999 (v.176#2) pg. 102

Spring car care hints.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1963 (v.182#4) pg. 158

Servicing the new disk brakes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1967 (v.190#1) pg. 168

Automobile brakes. How to buy them, use them and maintain them.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1969 (v.194#3) pg. 117

How much do you know about your car's brake system? A quiz to test your knowledge.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1974 (v.204#3) pg. 120

Auto-maintenance basics. Part 12. Inspecting and servicing your parking brakes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1977 (v.210#1) pg. 134

Auto-maintenance basics. Part 19. How to inspect and repair your car's brakes. Covers front disk brakes, rebuilding the caliper and rear drum brakes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1977 (v.211#5) pg. 138

Tip on adjusting parking brake cable.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1980 (v.216#2) pg. 142

Tip: How to check for a bad power-brake unit.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1980 (v.216#5) pg. 162

Tip: Use air compressor to remove disc-brake piston.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1980 (v.217#2) pg. 118

Tip: How to bench-bleed a new master cylinder.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1981 (v.218#1) pg. 126

Tip: How to remove the brake-shoe retainer/holddown spring assembly using ordinary pliers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1981 (v.218#1) pg. 127

Tips on honing a wheel cylinder.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1981 (v.218#5) pg. 148

The thinking man's guide to car maintenance. Disc-brake systems.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1982 (v.221#2) pg. 104

Tip on avoiding damage to the steel brake line on older cars when replacing wheel cylinder.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1984 (v.224#3) pg. 140

A professional's guide to troubleshooting front disc brakes. How these brakes work, how to spot a problem, and what to do about it.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1985 (v.226#5) pg. 102

A professional's guide to trouble-shooting drum brakes. How to do the job correctly and safely the first time.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1985 (v.227#1) pg. 76

Tip on adjusting parking brake.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1986 (v.228#2) pg. 118

Tip on locating a vacuum leak in the floating control valve of your brake system master cylinder.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1988 (v.232#3) pg. 102

Tip on purging old brake fluid when repairing front-disk-brakes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1988 (v.233#1) pg. 99

Tip on cleaning out the cooling vents on a car's disc-brake rotors.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1988 (v.233#2) pg. 91

Tip on freeing up a rear brake drum self-adjuster.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1989 (v.234#4) pg. 158

Power brakes and how to keep them working.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #216 Apr 1963 (v.34#4) pg. 89

Install a brake fluid reservoir.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #218 Jun 1963 (v.34#6) pg. 81

Give yourself a brake. Replace your own brake shoes and save. Est. cost: $15-$20.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jun 1967 (v.38#6) pg. 56

Maintaining and understanding the brake hydraulic system.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jul 1968 (v.39#7) pg. 82

Tips on inspecting your hydraulic brake system.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 6

Special wrench socket to retract rear disc brake caliper pistons (those equipped with a screw adjuster).
SKINNED KNUCKLES #163 Feb 1990 (v.14#7) pg. 32

Two-wheel external contracting brakes. Care and repair. Part 1.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #170 Sep 1990 (v.15#2) pg. 26

Two-wheel external contracting brakes. Care and repair. Part 2.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #171 Oct 1990 (v.15#3) pg. 24

Two-wheel external contracting brakes. Care and repair. Part 3.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #172 Nov 1990 (v.15#4) pg. 25

A continuous lubricator for a brake cable is made from a 35mm film canister filled with grease.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #188 Mar 1992 (v.16#8) pg. 22

Bleeding hydraulic brakes the easy way.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #198 Jan 1993 (v.17#6) pg. 20

Tip on using a Food Saver vacuum machine to bleed brakes.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #200 Mar 1993 (v.17#8) pg. 24

Tip for reassembling drum brake self-adjusting units.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #201 Apr 1993 (v.17#9) pg. 24

Silicone brake fluid review. Part 1. A review of the various types, two methods for retrofitting a vehicle to use silicone fluid, and the results of various field tests.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #206 Sep 1993 (v.18#2) pg. 9, 34

Silicone brake fluid review. Part 2. Difference between silicone and glycol fluids, user reports, etc.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #207 Oct 1993 (v.18#3) pg. 9

Tip on using a grease gun to free a frozen wheel cylinder piston.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #212 Mar 1994 (v.18#8) pg. 29

Tip on keeping metal fuel or brake lines from failing by bending a loop in the line to absorb vibrations.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #212 Mar 1994 (v.18#8) pg. 34

Brake line blocker. Simple tool that keeps brake fluid from leaking out of the open end of a brake line.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #224 Mar 1995 (v.19#8) pg. 25

The importance of brake shoe clearance in cars of the 1930s. Tips on checking and making adjustments.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #234 Jan 1996 (v.20#6) pg. 15

Servicing the postwar Volkswagen Beetle. Part 3. Front wheel bearings and brake service.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #235 Feb 1996 (v.20#7) pg. 17

Making and installing lubricators for Bendix Duo-Servo mechanical brake system cables.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #241 Aug 1996 (v.21#1) pg. 14

Bendix three-shoe mechanical brake systems. An overview of their application, operation and maintenance.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #245 Dec 1996 (v.21#5) pg. 17

Bendix duo-servo double anchor mechanical brakes. A list of automobiles using this brake system, plus adjustment and maintenance procedures.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #248 Mar 1997 (v.21#8) pg. 23

Bendix duo-servo single anchor mechanical brakes. A list of automobiles using this brake system, plus adjustment and maintenance procedures.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #252 Jul 1997 (v.21#12) pg. 9

Model A Ford brakes. Their character and service.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #252 Jul 1997 (v.21#12) pg. 18

Shop built heavy-duty puller to remove wheel drums that have bonded to brake shoes by corrosion.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #271 Feb 1999 (v.23#7) pg. 17

Chevrolet Corvair brake system servicing. Part 1.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #273 Apr 1999 (v.23#9) pg. 23

Chevrolet Corvair brake system servicing. Part 2.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #274 May 1999 (v.23#10) pg. 23

Proper installation of high pressure hoses found on braking, air conditioning, power steering, or cooling systems.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #279 Oct 1999 (v.24#3) pg. 19

Brake service for all makes of U.S. cars 1933-1942. Part 1.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #279 Oct 1999 (v.24#3) pg. 32

Brake service for all makes of U.S. cars 1933-1942. Part 2.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #280 Nov 1999 (v.24#4) pg. 15

Brake service for all makes of U.S. cars 1933-1942. Part 3.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #281 Dec 1999 (v.24#5) pg. 27

Brake service for all makes of U.S. cars 1933-1942. Part 4. Bendix mechanical and Ford mechanical.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #282 Jan 2000 (v.24#6) pg. 10

Converting to radial tires and installing disk brakes on a 1966 Oldsmobile 4-4-2. Some tips.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #282 Jan 2000 (v.24#6) pg. 22

Caution on lubrication requirements of brake systems equipped with vacuum boosters.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #282 Jan 2000 (v.24#6) pg. 35