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

These are some of the frequently asked questions about driveshaft, axle and drivetrain noise.

Drivetrain: Diagnostic Test Drive

Driveshaft problems can be spotted from the moment you put the vehicle in gear to pull it into a bay.

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.

The Problem Is Not In The Transfer Case

The most important part of any repair work is locating the cause of the problem that causes the customer complaint.

VIDEO: Why Do U-Joints Fail?

Uncovering the root cause of a driveline complaint. This video is sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

VIDEO: Mileage, Age And Conditions Matter For Belt Replacement

Always first diagnose why the belt needs to be replaced. This video is sponsored by Continental.

Driveshafts: Can 10,000 Applications Really Be Covered By Two Parts?

Shops and part suppliers are always looking for ways to make technicians’ lives a little easier. In recent years, many parts like CV axles, strut/spring assemblies and suspension control arms have been introduced to allow technicians to simply install a complete component instead of repairing parts of the existing assembly. But this parts philosophy does

VIDEO: Symptoms Of A Worn Or Failing Driveshaft

When a driveshaft is worn out or damaged, there are two common symptoms. This video is sponsored by TrakMotive.

Spicer Driveshafts From Dana Reduce Vehicle Downtime

The driveshafts are designed to be drop-in replacements for Mercedes-Benz/RAM Promaster Sprinter vans.

Diagnostic Test Drive For Drivetrain

Once the vehicle is moving, you might hear a whine coming from the center of the vehicle. The noise will change as speed increases and might change as power is applied.

Driveshaft Universal Joint Tips And Techniques

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