Drive shafts, otherwise referred to as articulated shafts, are integral components of a vehicle’s drivetrain. These shafts feature two universal joints and have the ability to overcome distances and offsets between the drive and the motivated load. They are the perfect solution for bridging angular misalignment.
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Drive shafts can incorporate a telescopic central element that enables quicker and easier repositioning than a rigid two-joint shaft. This feature allows for simple length adjustment in axial misalignments.
Spring-Loaded, Quick-Change Shafts
A spring-loaded drive shaft includes two single universal joints connected with a spring-loaded intermediate shaft. This design allows the drive shaft to be quickly removed and replaced without the need for tools. The spring tension on the intermediate shafts keeps the quick-change universal joint secured at both ends, eliminating the need for pinning of outer yokes.
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Spring-loaded drive shafts can be customized to include a fail-safe solution. In scenarios where the application significantly surpasses the joint’s rated torque capacity, the drive shaft can be designed to fail in a safe manner, preventing damage to the engine.
What Happens When a Drive Shaft Fails?
The drive shaft is the crucial connection between your transmission and front or rear differential. It contains universal joints on both ends to facilitate free rotation as the rear end navigates bumps on the road. If a drive shaft or prop shaft is damaged, it can result in vibrations when under load or during deceleration. Prolonged exposure to this can damage your u-joints, leading to failure. A failing drive shaft can cause significant damage to your vehicle and leave you stranded.
The WLY Drive Shaft Solution
At WLY, we offer high-quality drive shaft assemblies that are remanufactured to ensure a long and trouble-free service life. All our shaft assemblies are completely disassembled, cleaned, and inspected. We only reuse components that meet original OEM specifications, and all other parts are replaced with new or OEM-specific remanufactured components. Our shafts are reassembled with new universal joints and CV centering kits with grease fittings, then fully lubricated with the correct lubricant. All shafts are straightened and computer balanced, tested to closer tolerances than OEM requirements.
Чаму выбіраюць WLY?
WLY is a leading provider of front drive shafts. We take pride in our exceptional product quality, competitive pricing, and outstanding customer service. Our products are designed to meet and exceed OEM specifications, ensuring that your vehicle operates at its best. We invite you to explore our range of products and contact us for more information or to make a purchase. Our team of experts are always ready to assist you with your needs.
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What is the function of a drive shaft?
The drive shaft is a mechanical component that transmits torque and rotation, connecting different parts of a drivetrain that cannot be connected directly due to distance or the need to allow for relative movement between them.
What are the symptoms of a bad drive shaft?
Symptoms of a bad drive shaft may include vibrations from underneath the vehicle, unusual noises, turning problems, and shuddering during acceleration.
Why choose WLY drive shafts?
WLY drive shafts are remanufactured to meet original OEM specifications, ensuring superior performance and longevity. Our products undergo rigorous quality checks to guarantee the highest standards. With competitive pricing and excellent customer service, WLY is the go-to choice for drive shaft solutions.