What is a double Cardan universal joint?
A double Cardan joint consists of two universal joints mounted back to back with a center yoke; the center yoke replaces the intermediate shaft.
How does a double cardan joint work?
A Double Cardan joint is essentially two single Cardan joints connected by a coupling yoke that contains a centreing mechanism. This centering mechanism keeps the input and output shafts in the same plane, regardless of the operating angle.
How do I know if my drive shaft is bad?
Signs of a bad driveshaft/drivetrainVibrations from under the vehicle. A common symptom of a failing driveshaft is an intense shaking coming from underneath the vehicle. Difficulty turning. Loud clunking noise. Car shudders upon acceleration. Squeaking noise. Clicking or knocking noise.
How do I balance my drive shaft?
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How does a driveshaft become unbalanced?
Vibration in a driveshaft can be caused by many conditions. One of the most common cause of driveline vibration are worn U-joints or slip splines, out-of-balance components, yokes out of phase or misaligned angles, approaching critical speed range, and yoke ears that are not concentric with the splines.