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Leaf spring and MacPherson strut

Leaf spring and MacPherson strut Leaf-spring bush Half shafts and differential contained in casing MacPherson strut Anchor point to reinforced wing Pivoted arm to frame Damper Live rear axle Rigid fixing to wheel hub

A typical suspension system on a rear-wheel-drive car. It has a live rear axle on leaf springs, and independent front suspension of the MacPherson-strut type with interior damper.

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    How car suspension works

    There are various ways of attaching the wheels of the car so that they can move up and down on their springs and dampers, and do so with as little change as possible in the distance between adjacent wheels or in the near-vertical angle of the tyres to the road. Read more