Auto Mechanics Paper 2,May/June 2010  
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Question 1

1. The sketch below shows a type of suspension system.

(a) (i) Identify the type of suspension system.
(ii)Name the parts labelled P, Q, R, Sand T.

(b) State two functions of a motor vehicle suspension system.

(c) Name two types of spring used in a motor vehicle suspension system.

(d) State the purpose of the damper in the suspension system.


Most of the candidates who attempted this question could not give the required responses the various parts of the question. The required responses are as follows:

(a) (i) Independent front suspension
(ii) P               lower arm
     Q              coil spring
     R               upper arm
     S               Road wheel
     T               Chassis frame

(c) Springs used in motor vehicle are coil, leaf, rubber, air and torsion bar.

(d) The purpose of the damper is to reduce the oscillation of the spring.

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