Where is the trailing arm?

Where is the trailing arm?

Trailing arms are mounted to the rear axle or rear spindle and to your vehicle just forward of the rear axle area. It is common for the coil spring to be mounted between the trailing arm and the undercarriage of the vehicle.

What are trailing arms?

The trailing arm bushings join the axle and pivot point on the body of the vehicle. The purpose of the trailing arm bushings is to cushion the movement of the suspension while holding the wheel on the correct axis. The bushings absorb minor vibrations, shocks, and noise from the road to make for a smoother drive.

How do you know if your trailing arm is bad?

What are the Signs of a Bad Trailing Arm?

  1. Clunking from the rear axle.
  2. Vehicle is unstable and won’t keep to a straight line.
  3. Excessive and uneven rear tire wear.
  4. Vehicle is lower on one side.
  5. Extreme heat.
  6. Excessive twisting.
  7. Fluid leaks.

Can you drive a car with a broken trailing arm?

Cracked or bent trailing arms should be replaced. Driving with a cracked trailing arm could lead to separation of that side of the axle, and it’s only a matter of time before further damage occurs.

What kind of suspension is a trailing arm?

A trailing-arm suspension, sometimes referred as trailing-link is a vehicle suspension design in which one or more arms (or “links”) are connected between (and perpendicular to and forward of) the axle and a pivot point (located on the chassis of a motor vehicle).

When should I replace my trailing arms?

Signs your trailing arm bushings need to be replaced include:

  1. A clunking noise when you accelerate or brake.
  2. Excessive wear on the tires.
  3. The steering becomes loose, especially when turning corners.

What is the function of trailing arm?

The trailing arm is the piece of the suspension system that connects the vehicle’s axle to its chassis. In addition to the trailing arm itself are the trailing arm bushings. These are rubber or polyurethane components that act as cushions and reduce friction between the suspension parts.

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