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Title:
STEERING UNIT OF AUTOMOBILE
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JPS5878867
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

PURPOSE: To prevent lost control of steering as well as to heighten the stability in going straight in a front-wheel-driven type car, which has driving shafts of unequal length, by increasing the amount of toe-in of a front wheel at the longer driving shaft side when said front wheel is driven.

CONSTITUTION: At the chassis outer ends of tie-rods 2 and 4, wheels 24a and 24b are connected rotatably to each other via a ball-point 18 and a knuckle- arm 20, while the upper part of the knuckle-arm 20 is connected to the chassis by a strup 26. The tie rod 2, which is located at the same side as a longer driving shaft 6, is divided into two parts 2a and 2b, between which an elastic connecting unit 28 is placed. The elastic connecting unit 28 is lengthened owing to a tensile load generated in a tie rod during drive, increasing the amount of toe- in of the right wheel. As a result, lost control of steering wheel being forced toward the longer driving shaft 6 during drive is canceled by the increase of toe-in, giving the front wheel better stability in going straight.


Inventors:
Maebayashi, Jiro
Application Number:
JP1981000176272
Publication Date:
May 12, 1983
Filing Date:
November 02, 1981
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MAZDA MOTOR CORP
International Classes:
B62D7/08; B62D7/20; B62D17/00; (IPC1-7): B62D7/20