The factory drive shaft in your Honda vehicle, also known as a drivetrain, converts torque and engine rotation into the motion that moves the numerous parts under the hood of your SUV, van, car, or pickup. There are four kinds of drive shaft.
Differences Between Drive Shafts
Front-wheel drive, which is most common, places the drivetrain components up front since the front wheels are the ones moving the vehicle. They're connected to the differential by constant velocity, or CV, joints. Rear-wheel drive is another set-up. This uses the back wheels for power, so a long driveshaft connects your transmission to the rear differential via universal joints that are also known as U-joints. Then there are four-wheel drive (4WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD). All four wheels deliver power with these drivetrains, so they boast two drivetrains. One drive shaft is constructed the same as on a rear-wheel drive vehicle. The second driveshaft is up front, where it connects to your front differential and transfer case by U-joints.
Signs of a Failing Drive Shaft
Eventually, drive shafts and their components can start to go bad. Here are some indications to look for:
- Problems turning
- Undercarriage shudders
- Loud noises when you change gears
- You hear a distinct knocking or clicking sound from the front of your Honda vehicle
- Your vehicle vibrates when you accelerate
Fortunately, you can purchase the ideal Honda drive shaft for your vehicle from our online auto parts center. These parts are the only ones that are guaranteed to be compatible with your model, so you can count on them fitting right into place. Buy now and we'll ship right to your door!
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