Glossary “rear suspension rebound stop” Definition:
A function of the rear shocks as they limit the distance the rear-axle assembly can move downward.
Glossary “rear vacuum brake” Definition:
Used to control choke operation during cold engine conditions
Glossary “rear wheel anti-lock brakes (RWAL)” Definition:
A two-wheel ABS used on the rear wheels of GM and Daimler Chrysler light-duty pickup trucks and some SUVs. Kelsy-Hayes designed system.
Glossary “rear wheel drive” Definition:
A drivetrain layout that provides power to the rear wheels only. Often referred to an rear drive.
Glossary “rear suspension coil spring” Definition:
A coil spring that is used in the rear suspension system.
Glossary “rear spring shackle” Definition:
A device bolted to a rubber bushing in the rear main leaf eye, and having an upper shackle bolt that extends through a similar rubber bushing in the rear-spring hanger, providing fore and aft movement with variations in spring length.
Glossary “rear steer” Definition:
Steering gear that is positioned behind the front-wheel centerline.
Glossary “rear strut” Definition:
Component that supports the rear of a vehicle with IRS (Independent Rear Suspension).
Glossary “rear suspension” Definition:
An integral part of the total suspension system designed to keep the rear axle and wheels in their proper position under the car body, typically of two types; solid axle type and independent rear-suspension type.
Glossary “rear shelf” Definition:
Thin panel behind the rear seat and in front of the back glass. It often has opening for rear stereo speakers. Also known as rear package tray.
Glossary “rear shock” Definition:
Type of shock absorber that is compatible with a particular type of driving and its load requirement.
Glossary “rear spoiler” Definition:
A part that mounts to the truck lid to alter the airstream at the rear of the body to increase down force. This helps rear wheel traction at highway speeds.
Glossary “rear pump” Definition:
Pump driven by the driveline, ordinarily incorporated in order to give the vehicle push-to-start cappabilities. Last used in 1975.
Glossary “rear roll center” Definition:
Center as determined by the rear suspension geometry around which the rearward part of a vehicle has a tendency to roll.
Glossary “rear section” Definition:
Also known as tail section or rear clip, it consists of the rear quarter panels, trunk or rear floor pan, rear frame rails, trunk or deck lid, rear bumper, and related parts.
Glossary “rear engine” Definition:
Engine arrangement where the engine is placed behind the rear wheels, driving them through the transaxle assembly.
Glossary “rear leaf spring” Definition:
Term used for leaf spring.
Glossary “rear end” Definition:
The differential and final drive assembly on a rear-wheel drive vehicle.
Glossary “rear end torque” Definition:
Twisting reaction of a rear-axle assembly in a direction opposite to that of wheel rotation when power is applied, controlled by the control arms in coil-spring models and by the leaf springs in leaf spring models.
Glossary “rear clip” Definition:
The rear end of a vehicle’s bodywork extending from the door pillar back.