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Greek to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
Greek term or phrase: πιλια τιμονιού
This is in some invoices for repairs to a jeep.

The word πιλια (written without an accent) appears once on its own, and once in the term πιλια τιμονιού.

I have found some clues, but haven't found any links for the word πιλια itself.

I'd like to know, first of all, whether this is a familiar word to anyone out there? - is it a widely used term? Please can you give a translation/explanation of the term?

Many thanks!
Dylan Edwards
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:04
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Summary of answers provided
5ball joint
STAMATIOS FASSOULAKIS


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πιλια τιμονιού/σφαιρική άρθρωση
ball joint


Explanation:


In an automobile, ball joints are spherical bearings that connect the control arms to the steering knuckles. More specifically, a ball joint is a steel bearing stud and socket enclosed in a steel casing. The bearing stud is tapered and threaded. It fits into a tapered hole in the steering knuckle. A protective encasing prevents dirt from getting into the joint assembly. Motion control ball joints tend to be retained with an internal spring, which helps to prevent vibration problems in the linkage. Commonly found in automotive throttle linkages and throttle body set ups, these are also widely used on construction equipment and on the end of gas springs.


[edit] Purpose
Ball joints are the pivot between the wheels and the suspension of an automobile. Ball joints play a critical role in the safe operation of an automobile's steering and suspension. Ball joints can also be found in most linkage systems for motion control applications, and should not be confused with spherical rod end bearings, which are a different design.



STAMATIOS FASSOULAKIS
Greece
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