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Jack Erjavec + 1 other
ISBN: 9781133612315
Textbook Problem

Technician A says that on FWD vehicles, the front wheels toe-out while the rear wheels on an independent suspension try to toe-in as the vehicle moves ahead. Technician B says that on RWD vehicles, the front wheels tend to toe-in while the rear wheels toe- out in response to rolling resistance and suspension compliance. Who is correct?

  1. Technician A only

  • Technician B only
  • Both A and B
  • Neither A nor B
  • To determine

    The technician with correct approach.

    Explanation

    Given information:

    Technician A says that on FWD vehicles, the front wheels toe-out while the rear wheels on an independent suspension try to toe-in as the vehicle moves ahead.

    Technician B says that on RWD vehicles, the front wheel tends to toe-in while the rear wheels toe-out in response to rolling resistance and suspension compliance.

    Toe is defined as the comparison of distance between the leading and trailing edges of the front tires. Toe-in occurs when the wheel turns towards inward whereas toe-out occurs when the wheel turns toward outside. Toe-in is applied on rear wheel whereas toe-out is applied on front wheel...

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