How does a front driveshaft connect to a differential?
There are universal joints at either end of the driveshaft which act as flex joints that allow the differential to move upward when the car contacts a bump. A front driveshaft yoke is used to connect to the transmission while a rear driveshaft flange is used to connect to the differential.
What kind of bolts do you need to remove a driveshaft?
Remove Driveshaft Bolts Remove the shaft differential flange mounting bolts. These bolts will be very tight so use good quality tools to avoid stripping. Some bolts can head 12 point heads as in this example which used a 13mm 12 point socket to remove.
What kind of differential tool do I Need?
More Details » Description: This tool fits the carrier bearing adjusters, inside the axle tube, a must have for Dodge, Chrysler 9.25, 8.25 and 7.25 rear ends. The tool measures 3 inches so one has to use an extension to reach…
What should I look for when replacing a driveshaft?
At this point the U joint at either end of the shaft should be checked. Grasp the yoke and move it in all directions. It should be a smooth motion with no rough spots or play in any direction. If play or rough spots occur then the U joint needs to be replaced. 6. Reinstall Driveshaft
What should I do if my differential goes bad?
To repair this condition, you need to remove the yoke, take out the seal and drive a new one into its place. However, it takes care so you don’t damage the seal when you place it. There are also seals that go bad on the side of the differential. To repair this, you need to remove the axle shafts, making for a more complicated task.
Description: This tool fits the carrier bearing adjusters, inside the axle tube, a must have for Dodge, Chrysler 9.25, 8.25 and 7.25 rear ends. The tool measures 3 inches so one has to use an extension to reach… More Details » Description: Fits Dana 44, Ford 8.8, Ford 9.75 and Chrysler 9.25. For use with installing
Where is the differential located on a rear wheel drive car?
On a front-wheel drive vehicle, there is a transaxle. This single unit combines the transmission with the differential. In fact, the term transaxle can be used interchangeably in these vehicles to describe the differential or transmission. Rear-wheel drive vehicles use an independent differential located between the two rear wheels.
Are there two driveshafts on a four wheel drive car?
On a typical four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle, there are two driveshafts. There is the same driveshaft that is on a rear-wheel drive car but there is also an additional front driveshaft that is connected to the front differential and the transfer case by u-joints.