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live axle

n
(Mechanical Engineering) an axle which rotates with the wheel; driving axle
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Noun1.live axle - the axle of a self-propelled vehicle that provides the driving powerlive axle - the axle of a self-propelled vehicle that provides the driving power
axle - a shaft on which a wheel rotates
drive line, drive line system - mechanism that transmits power from the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle
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It had the old styled re-circulating ball steering with double wishbone coil spring suspension at the front and live axle, leaf spring on the rear - both long gone in today's cars.
If your tractor has front-wheel assist, or true four-wheel drive, you will need to change the oil in the front live axle. This exercise often requires pulling three drain plugs and refilling.
A notable change is the switch to an independent rear suspension from the traditional live axle, though a large number of less-conspicuous parts received significant updates and revisions.
Suspension was independent at the front with coil springs and at the rear was a live axle with half elliptic leaf springs.
For the 4x2 drive the live axle can be place in the front or at the back, and for the 4x4 drive both axles have driving wheels.
The rest of the F-150's base-architecture (4x4 models) is familiar--coil-on-shock double-wishbone independent front and Hotchkiss-type live axle rear with leaf springs.
The level of ride comfort is let down by the tough leaf-sprung live axle at the rear but it's this heavyduty installation that ensures payloads of up to 1,075kg can be accommodated.
The truck is available with a 210 hp V6 or 230 hp V8, independent front and live axle rear suspension system, and comes in extended- or double-cab configurations.
The Jeep also has a sophisticated double wishbone suspension up front though, curiously, it retains a live axle rear end.