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Illustration #132

Top fixed to wing Combined damper and suspensionstrut Pivot to frame Bottom fixing to wheel hub

A telescopic damper unit is incorporated in the tubular telescoping strut of the MacPherson suspension system.

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    How car springs and dampers work

    The suspension system affects both the driver's control of the car and the comfort of the occupants. The springs allow the wheels to move up to absorb bumps in the road and reduce jolting, while the dampers prevent bouncing up and down. Various mechanical links keep the wheels in line. Read more