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How do jake brakes work?

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Nicholas Nickerson

A jake brake is an engine brake that cuts off fuel flow & interrupts the transfer of mechanical energy to the drive mechanism.

The Jake brake, as an engine system, causes no wear and tear and can help slow a car before the wheel brakes need to be applied.

The Jake brake is an add-on engine brake for diesel engines. They are banned in certain areas.

A Jake brake uses the engine to provide braking power by turning it into an air compressor.

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