Axle Archives - Brake & Front End
Driveshaft, Axle and Drivetrain Noise FAQs

Follow along to learn more about these unwanted noises.

Diagnostic Test Drive For Drivetrain

A driveshaft center bearing can fail due to the bearing and the rubber isolator.

Constant-Velocity Axle Options

Whether new or remanufactured, complete CV axle assemblies can throw you a curveball from time to time.

How Well Do You Know Your Driveshaft?

There are three types of modern driveshafts with multiple configurations.

Seven CV Joint Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make

If a CV joint fails, it rarely fails on its own. Outside factors can damage a joint worse than cutting a boot with a knife.

CV Axles: A Look Inside A Joint

Check out these photos and take a look inside a joint.

Axle Nut Torque Specifications (VIDEO)

A single torque specification for axle nut torque is impossible. This video is sponsored by BCA Bearings by NTN.

Lifted Truck and Off-Road Applications Create Can Dramatically Affect CV Axle Life and Performance

When lifting a vehicle, modifications are made to the suspension so that bigger tires can be installed and to provide more clearance under the vehicle for off-road driving. This means the frame and body will be moved up and away from the wheels, which causes the CV axle angles to become extreme, often causing binding,

VIDEO: Axle Nut Installation

Always start the axle nut by hand. This video is sponsored by GMB.

ABS Controlled AWD Systems Explained

The core controls for most AWD systems are the ABS, traction control and stability control components.

Ultimate Dana 60 Axles Now Available For Jeep Gladiator JT

The award-winning Ultimate Dana 60 axles are built to meet the rigors of off-road driving.

Driveshaft Universal Joint Tips And Techniques

Here are some general rules to follow when it comes to driveshafts.