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We marked the specific components of an axle assembly to clarify the terms we'll use throughout this article. The parts are as follows: (1) ring gear, (2) pinion gear, (3) inspection cover, (4) axle, (5) hub, (6) axle retainer, (7) spring perch, (8) axle tube, (9) centersection (also called the pumpkin), (10) yoke, (11) axle splines, (12) differential (also called the carrier), and (13) axlehousing.