How to Know If Universal Joints Are Bad?

Answer Universal joints connect each end of a vehicle's drive shaft to the transmission or transaxle in the front and the rear differential in the rear. They allow the drive shaft some flexibility as the ... Read More »

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Universal Vs. CV Joints?

Universal joints (u-joints), and constant velocity (CV) joints are simply types of couplings that connect drive lines together so that they can provide power at different angles. Whether the applic... Read More »

How to Replace Universal Joints?

With all the spinning pieces a vehicle has, sometimes a problem is easy to notice after you start rolling. Bad bearings and misaligned parts announce themselves because you'll hear squealing and sq... Read More »

How to Install the Universal Joints on the 97 F-150?

Universal joints on a 1997 Ford F-150 generally last a long time, as long they remain lubricated. When they lack lubrication, the needle bearings in the universal caps begin to wear, causing the sp... Read More »

How to Lubricate Universal Joints?

All driveshafts contain a series of joints known as universal joints. The universal joints connect the driveshaft to the transmission, rear end or another driveshaft, and allow limited movement up ... Read More »