Definitions for "DEAD AXLE"
Keywords:  axle, wheel, rear, underbody, drive
A rear axle, like on a front-wheel-drive vehicle, that does not turn or transmit torque.
Axle designed to support a portion of the vehicle weight but does not transmit a driving force to the wheels.
uses a tube (or beam) to connect wheels but the tube does not contain a differential or half shafts. Drive is delivered to the wheels by separate half-shafts fitted with universal joints or cv joints.