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Half shaft on a rear wheel drive car

Half shaft on a rear wheel drive car Half shaft Bearings Retainer plate Retaining bolts Flange

The half shaft is splined into the differential assembly and runs inside the axle casing.

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    Checking the half shafts

    Half shafts, otherwise known as axle shafts, are fitted in rear-wheel-drive cars only. They give relatively little trouble during normal motoring, although they are highly stressed components. Read more

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