drivetrain Archives - Brake & Front End
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.

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

Limited-Slip Differentials And Diagnostics

A limited-slip differential helps to control the tangential forces.

Transmission 2.0: Reprogramming Drivetrain Modules

If you’re performing drivetrain service and replacement, you need to be able to reflash or reprogram the transmission.

Driveshaft Universal Joint Tips And Techniques

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

VIDEO: Diagnosing Drivetrain Stabilization

The angles of the universal and cardan joints on a driveshaft have a limited range of motion. If the angle of the pinion, transmission or axle exceed the specifications, it can result in noise and damage to the drivetrain. Andrew Markel shows how a worn motor mount or damaged axle can result in a customer noise compliant. Sponsored by TrakMotive.

VIDEO: Replace The Whole CV Axle, Not Just The Boot

Andrew Markel discusses how the condition of the CV boot can tell a lot about the condition of the entire axle, and why replacing the whole axle is better for the vehicle in general. Sponsored by TrakMotive.

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VIDEO: Improving Flywheel Job Precision With Your Phone

Andrew Markel discusses flywheel jobs, and how to improve the precision and line-up of the components after it is finished. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

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Dana Introduces Aftermarket Drivetrain Upgrades For Jeep Wrangler JL

The line of drivetrain upgrades includes Ultimate Dana 60 front and rear axles, Spicer Performance nodular iron differential covers, chromoly axle shafts, bearing kits and expanded ratio gears.

AUDI TT And A3: EPC Light On And AWD Does Not Work

On the models listed, the all-wheel-drive does not work or the EPC warning light is illuminated. The technician will find there is an internal leak in the hydraulic pump.