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What are the Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Driveshaft?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Driveshaft?

Various automobile components function to transfer the power generated by the engine to the wheels. A driveshaft is one of them. Also known as a propeller shaft, it is a rod-like part of the drivetrain and connects its different components, namely, transmission, axles, and differential with one another. The main function of the driveshaft is to convey the engine's rotational power from the transmission to the axles of the wheel. Driveshafts are commonly found in rear-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicles because the transmission and axle are situated in separate areas in these vehicles, requiring a driveshaft to connect the parts and transmit power. Since driveshaft works by rotating at high speed and torque over long distances, joints, splines, and couplings are incorporated in driveshaft assembly to provide flexibility and stress-bearing ability. Here are some of the symptoms that appear when a driveshaft fails or gets damaged: The driver may experience unusual and strong vibrati ... read more