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Houses the gears of the axle. The axle shafts mate to the gears inside the differential. The differential is also referred to as the "Pumpkin".

Connets the Pitman Arm to the tie-rod or right steering knuckle.

This is how the steering is transferred from the steering box to the steering knuckles.

A cylindrical metallic tube that delivers the torque from the Transfer Case to the axles.

Serves as protection, especially for the fuel tank, just in case the drive shaft breaks. It will contain the shaft and keep it from hitting parts under the vehicle's body.

An axle that contains two wheels & tires on each side.