Axle Shaft

Axle Shaft

 

a shaft of a driving axle of a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that transmits rotation from the differential gear to a driving wheel.

A distinction is made between full-floating and semi-floating axles. In a full floating axle, the axle shaft passes freely through an opening in the differential housing, which is mounted on the bearings of the driving axle; the differential housing is connected by a flange to the boss of the driving wheel, whose bearings are attached to the axle housing. All the longitudinal and transverse forces are taken up by the axle housing, and the axle shaft is subject only to torsion. A semifloating axle has a driving wheel fixed to its end. The axle shaft is subject not only to torsion but also to bending forces from the driving wheel.

Full-floating axles are used in trucks, buses and heavy, wheeled tractors; semifloating axles are used in automobiles, in which the load on the wheels is relatively small.

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The third covers 152 of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC 1500 pickup trucks over concerns the rear axle shaft could fracture while the vehicles were being driven.
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Here, there was a "risk of accident due to loss of control of the vehicle", with rear axle shaft flange weaknesses causing a crack "under certain driving conditions".
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At the supplier, plant engineers decided to use the ETV to check the position and presence of M10 holes in the mounting flange of an output axle shaft.
yesterday's recall was for defective rear and front turn-signal systems, an axle shaft and other defective parts for 10 models made from 1996 to 2004.
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