Is the universal coupling or doughnut joint split and worn? Your car may need the propshaft replaced. Autoexperts Medway in Gillingham can fit or replace all types of transmission parts.
To allow for variations in the alignment and distance between the driving and driven components. Propshafts frequently incorporate one or more universal joints or couplings. These couplings are sometimes a splined or prismatic joint and quite often are just a slip on fit.
Propshafts are used in front-engined, rear-drive vehicles. therefor a Propshafts purpose is to send power the length of the vehicle. Two forms dominate: The torque tube has a single universal coupling and the more common Hotchkiss drive has two or more joints.
The most common fault with a propshaft will be a clank when first driven away or a vibration when driven. This is normally due to the universal joint or rubber doughnut being worn or split. The only way to cure these faults will be to replace the whole propshaft. Some types, the coupling or doughnut might be able to be replaced.
When the vehicle is stationary, the drive shaft does not rotate. It is only when the clutch is in contact with the flywheel that allows the power from the engine to transmit through the gearbox and then onto the propshaft or driveshaft and ultimately to the rear wheels.
We at Autoexperts Medway in Gillingham have established a superb reputation for high quality replacement services, refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.
On many occasions when carrying out a diagnosis a partial strip down is necessary. Should you agree to have any necessary work completed at this time, this initial diagnosis becomes free due to the fact that your vehicle has been partially stripped down already.
So if your vehicle has a droning noise or a vibration when driven come to Autoexperts Medway in Gillingham we can check to see if your propshaft is worn or split.
Use our booking request form to book your MOT and one of our team will get back to you to confirm.
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