The driveline is
what turns your axles, and your axle is what turns your wheels. There are
different types of drivelines depending on whether your vehicle has rear wheel
drive, front wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
connects to the transmission and differential through a series of universal
Most universal and
CV joints are sealed and donít require periodic lubrication. However, itís
extremely important to have them inspected every time your vehicle is up on a
lift. Any crack or leak in the joint's protective housing, or boot, can result
in severe damage to your vehicle.
If your vehicle
shudders during acceleration, that could be a sign of a loose U-joint or a
faulty center bearing. Similarly, if you hear a loud clunk during shifting, it
may be time to have the U-joints replaced. Roughness, clicking noises or a
squeaking sound at low speeds may also indicate driveline trouble.
These sounds may
also indicate something other than driveline problems. The best course of
action is to see if the noise persists, and if it does, bring your vehicle to
see your Mechanic.
In fact, when it
comes to anything under your vehicle, from transmission service to fluid
replacement, We will make sure your car is at its peak, both performance and
From drivelines to
brake lines, for expert car careÖ"Donít Worry, Call San Diego Auto