rear axle differential


rear axle differential
A differential situated in the final drive of the transmission assembly in a conventional rear-wheel drive vehicle.

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  • axle — An axle is a shaft on which the wheels revolve. A full floating axle is used to drive the rear wheels. It does not hold them on nor support them. A semi floating or one quarter floating axle is used to drive the wheels, hold them on, and support… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Differential (mechanical device) — For other uses, see Differential. A cutaway view of an automotive final drive unit which contains the differential Input …   Wikipedia

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  • axle housing — An American term indicating a tubular housing which encloses the differential and half shafts along with their bearings. The British term is axle casing. Also see rear axle housing, banjo type rear axle housing rear axle housing, split type …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • differential gear — Mach. 1. differential (def. 7). 2. any of various comparable arrangements of gears, as an epicyclic train. [1885 90] * * * In automotive mechanics, a gear arrangement that transmits power from the engine to a pair of driving wheels, dividing the… …   Universalium

  • differential gear — noun a bevel gear that permits rotation of two shafts at different speeds; used on the rear axle of automobiles to allow wheels to rotate at different speeds on curves • Syn: ↑differential • Hypernyms: ↑bevel gear, ↑pinion and crown wheel,… …   Useful english dictionary