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Major Components of Front Axle

The front axles are designed for two purposes, one to transmit the weight of the vehicle from springs to the front wheels and the other to permit the front wheels to turn right or left as required. The front axle assembly is a complete major component of a vehicle, which includes the axle beam, stub axles with brake assemblies, swivel pins and track rod. Axle Beam It is usually made of steel forging usually of “I” or “H” section. It is heat treated for extreme toughness and is machined to close limits. It serves the dual purpose of transmitting the weight of the vehicle from the springs…