Propeller Shaft Universal Joint Assembly
|There are two types of cars. Front wheel drive. This types of cars the side shaft cv’s joint is used, and rear wheel drive the propeller shaft is used. The rear wheel drive you find two wheels drive and four wheels drive. On both vehicles the transmission transmits the power from the engine to the road wheels. The rear wheel drive vehicles the transmission starts at the fly wheel and continues to the rear wheels. The main component to do this function is the propeller shaft.
The Propeller Shaft Assembly:You can find two different propeller shaft one piece where only two universal joints are fitted or two pieces propeller shaft .The front half which is connected to the gear box by rubber joint we find this type of the rubbers on the BMW and Volvo You find other type of the propeller shaft is connected to gearbox by Yoke sleeve of the front universal joint has internal splines, which slide on mating splines on the rear end of the transmission main shaft.The rear half of the propeller shaft which incorporates two universal joints, one end it terminates in the flange and is connected to the rear axle and at the other end is the universal joint is connected to centre bearing to connect with the front propeller shaft.This type of propeller shaft uses three universal joint and one centre bearing.The Propeller Shaft Balancing:The propeller shaft is already balanced from the manufacture. But if you removed without doing any changes of universal or centre bearing or any repairs you must marked at the rear flange and differential pinion, on this option you don’t need to balance the propeller shaft. It must be reassembled and reinstalled in the exact manner to avoid excessive vibration.How To Inspect You Vehicles Propeller Shaft ?-Check the coupling rubber if not cricked.-Check the centre bearing rubber if not cricked or damaged.- Check the play on all universal joints by gripping one section and attempting to turn the other section first in one direction and the other any wear in the universal joints can be detected.To do this inspection you don’t need to remove the propeller shaft from your vehicles. To renew a universal joint the propeller shaft assembly must be removed from your vehicle.What Are The propeller Shaft Assembly Functions:-Transmit Rotating Power From The Transmission To The Rear Axle Assembly.- Provide A Sliding Action To Adjust For Changes In Drive Line Length.- Provide Smooth Power Transfer.After engine power is transmitted through the transmission and the propeller shaft it enters the rear axle assembly. The rear axle centre and side shaft is my next information to you.
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