What Is a Half Shaft on a Car?

Answer A half shaft is half of an axle. An axle consists of two half shafts, one for each side. The two half shafts connect to the differential housing and allow one side or one wheel to turn faster than ... Read More »

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What Is a CV Half Shaft?

All front-wheel and al-wheel drive vehicles use constant velocity, or CV, half shafts. These modified drive shafts allow the engine to continue to transfer power to the wheels while the suspension ... Read More »

How to Remove a Half Shaft?

Front-wheel-drive vehicles use half-shafts that slide into a trans-axle housing in the center of the vehicle motor at the bottom rather than a single axle. The half shafts allow for independent sus... Read More »

How to Install a Half Shaft?

The half shaft in your vehicle is also commonly called a CV axle. This is the shaft that transfers the energy from the transmission to the front wheels, thereby moving the vehicle. These half shaft... Read More »

How to Troubleshoot a Half Shaft?

Half shafts, also called intermediate shafts, serve as connection points between the trans-axle (transmission) and the drive wheels. They appear on front-wheel drive vehicles, and are sometimes use... Read More »