Axle, CV Joint & Driveshaft Repair

Repairing Axle, Driveshaft, and CV Joint

There are many components which are vital to the performance of your vehicle not to mention the lifespan. For rear-wheel drive cars, the driveshaft is what links the transmission to the rear axle differential. As the drive shaft turns, it connects through CV joints to convert the torque provided by the transmissions to turn the rear wheels.

Cars with front-wheel drive also use CV joints but rather than working with a driveshaft, they directly connect to transaxles to the drive wheels. They also provide flexibility to the transaxles as they shift and change as the vehicle moves over varying terrain. It is important to recognize the axle also supports the vehicles weight. Therefore, it is vital this component remain strong enough to handle the forces generated from acceleration and braking. Regardless of how careful the vehicle is driven, through normal wear and tear, any vehicle can have the axle, driveshaft and CV joints wear out, requiring replacement or maintenance.

Driveshaft, Axle, and CV Joint Repair Benefits

It is important to recognize the signs of wear in those specific components. When clicking or clunking sounds are heard in the CV joints, that is an indicator that they need to be replaced. When the vehicle accelerates and vibrations are detected, it could be an indicator of problems with either the driveshaft or axle. This will be dependent upon the design of your specific vehicle.

If there are problems with turning the vehicle, it could also be an indication that something is wrong with the driveshaft. Also, CV joints are enclosed in flexible rubber boots which hold lubricating grease. When those boots tear and the grease seeps out, then CV joints can wear out more quickly. There are multiple factors which can determine the level of wear and failure rate of the axle, driveshaft, and CV joint. If the vehicle is under a heavy workload or operating in extreme environments, then it will suffer greater wear than if it is driven under normal conditions. It is important to be aware of these factors and how it impacts the intervals between necessary maintenance.

Those customers interested in finding out more about axle, CV joint, and driveshaft repairs, please reach out to us today.

Greulich’s Automotive Repair proudly serves the Axle, CV Joint & Driveshaft Repair needs of customers in Scottsdale, AZ, Cave Creek, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and surrounding areas.

CV Axle Inspection

The CV axle is a stabilizing drive axle located between the drive wheels. Its role is to bear vehicle weight while working…

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes
CV Axle Replacement

CV axles were once primarily used on front-wheel drive vehicles. Today, CV axles are common on both front-wheel and rear-wheel…

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes
CV Boot Replacement

CV joints connect the transmission to the wheels and are an important part of your vehicle’s drive axles. Each drive axle has two CV joints…

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes
CV Joint Replacement

Your vehicle’s CV joints connect to the drive axles, which connect the transmission to the wheels…

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes
Driveshaft Balance

The driveshaft, which is located between your vehicle’s differentials, is responsible for transferring torque and rotation…

Approx. Time: 120 Minutes
U-Joint Replacement

Universal joints, often referred to as u-joints, are flexible couplings that serve an important role on your vehicle…

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes
Yoke Replacement

Driveshaft yokes are located on the ends of the driveshaft. One yoke connects the driveshaft to the rear of the vehicle…

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes