What is a universal joint in a car?

Answer Unless your car has no suspension and the axle is welded to the frame, it has some sort of universal joint. These versatile connectors are used to allow straight drive shafts to bend from side to ... Read More »

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How to Take Apart a Universal Joint?

A universal joint joins two moving parts such as the shafts of a car. The design of the joint allows for controlled movement of the shafts, which control the motion of the wheels. When a repair or ... Read More »

Universal Joint Troubleshooting?

Universal joints, often referred to as U-Joints, are used exclusively on rear-wheel-drive cars and trucks, and extensively in industrial applications. The joint is also referred to as a Cardan join... Read More »

How Does a Universal Joint Work?

You can reset the airbag light on your Chevy Avalanche from your home garage, saving yourself money and a trip to the dealership. The airbag light, called an SRS or Supplemental Restraint System li... Read More »

Universal Joint Removal?

A universal joint (or U-joint) is a joint in cars that connects two rods in an engine. It lets the rods turn in any direction they need. U-joints are incredibly important in vehicles, but their com... Read More »