Rear Axle Common Faults and Repairs

What is it?

Rear axle is the last member of powertrain. In most of automobiles, real axle is the driving axle.

Where is it located?

It lies between the driving wheels and the differential gear and transmit power from the differential to the driving wheels.

Indicators of faults:

Vibration when driving.
Movement when the vehicle is jacked.

Common faults:

Broken axle.
Bent or damaged housing.
Loose bolts.

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