Peugeot 406

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Peugeot 406
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engine
+ 4. Cooling systems, heating and ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. System of ignition
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Power shafts
- 10. Brake system
   10.1. Technical data
   10.2. Pumping of the hydraulic brake system
   10.3. Brake pipelines and hoses
   10.4. Replacement of front brake shoes
   10.5. Replacement of back brake shoes
   10.6. Replacement of back brake shoes on drum brakes
   10.7. Forward brake disk
   10.8. Back brake disk
   10.9. Back brake drum
   10:10. Support of a forward brake
   10:11. Support of a back wheel
   10:12. Back brake cylinder
   10:13. Main brake cylinder
   10:14. Brake pedal
   10:15. Vacuum amplifier of brakes
   10:16. Unilateral valve of the vacuum amplifier of brakes
   10:17. Adjustment of the emergency brake
   10:18. Lever of the emergency brake
   10:19. Cable of the emergency brake
   10:20. Brake shoes of the emergency brake (model with disk brakes)
   10:21. The valve of adjustment of pressure in the brake system
   10:22. Stoplight switch
   10:23. Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS)
   10:24. The vacuum pump (cars with the diesel engine)
   10:25. Check of the vacuum pump on cars with diesel engines
+ 11. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Main malfunctions

10:12. Back brake cylinder


1. Remove the brake drum.
2. Using a G-shaped clip, press a brake hose in the place, the closest to the working brake cylinder.
3. Using flat-nose pliers, remove the top spring squeezing brake shoes. Remove the top ends of brake shoes from pistons of the working brake cylinder.
4. Remove dirt around a junction of a brake hose and a back part of the working brake cylinder.
5. Unscrew a connecting nut. Being careful, take a brake pipe from the working brake cylinder. Close it traffic jams.
6. Unscrew 2 bolts of fastening of the working brake cylinder to a brake board. Being careful, remove the working brake cylinder.
7. If the brake cylinder has defects, it needs to be replaced completely since separate parts for it are not delivered.


1. Check that the interfaced surfaces on a brake board and the working brake cylinder pure. Install the brake cylinder into place.
2. Install a brake pipe in the brake cylinder and screw a connecting nut on 2–3 turns.
3. Screw in 2 bolts of fastening of the working brake cylinder to a brake board and tighten them the required moment. Finally tighten a nut of fastening of a brake pipe to the working brake cylinder.
4. Remove a clip from a brake hose.
5. Establish the top parts of brake shoes in grooves of the piston of the working brake cylinder. Establish the top returnable spring of brake shoes.
6. Install the brake drum.
7. Remove air from the brake system.