• J Hirst
  • J Whipp
Part of the Macmillan Motor Vehicle Engineering Series book series (MMVES)


The front wheels on a normal vehicle rotate on stub axles which swivel or pivot about what is known as the ‘swivel axis’. This provides a means of steering the vehicle. To make the stub axles pivot a control gear, operated by the driver via the steering wheel, and a linkage to the stub axles is necessary.


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© R. Brooks, J. Hirst, J. Whipp 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • J Hirst
    • 1
  • J Whipp
    • 2
  1. 1.Burnley College of Arts and TechnologyUK
  2. 2.North Manchester CollegeUK

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