U-Joint Inspection and Replacement
The driveshaft and universal joints should be carefully inspected whenever any of the following symptoms occur:
- Vibration or harshness at highway speed
- a clicking sound whenever the vehicle is moving either forward or reverse
- A clunking sound whenever changing gears, such as moving from drive to reverse.
The U-Joint can be defective and still not show noticeable free movement. A roper U-Joint inspection can only be performed by removing the driveshaft from the vehicle.
During a professional service the driveshaft is inspected for dents, foreign object debris, and excessive free movement. We will also lubricate any grease fittings.
The driveshaft must travels up and down as the vehicle moves over bumps and dips in the road. While rotating freely it continues transmitting engine power to the drive wheels. Unequal or incorrect U-joint working angles can cause severe vibrations.
The experts at Hollenshade’s in Towson can address any problems you may experience with your drivetrain. Please CONTACT US for an appointment to inspect or repair a drivetrain component of your vehicle.