The factory drive shaft in your Hyundai vehicle, also known as the drivetrain, converts torque and engine rotation into the motion you need to move your car or SUV down the road.
Types of Drive Shafts
There are four types of drive shaft. Front-wheel drive is most common. It puts all of the drivetrain's components at the front of your vehicle, relying on the front wheels to deliver the power. Those components are connected to the differential by CV joints. Rear-wheel drive, on the other hand, relies on the back wheels for power. That means that the long driveshaft connects to the transmission and differential by way of universal joints. Then there are the last two types: four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Each features two drivetrains. One is the same as seen on a rear-wheel drive vehicle. The second driveshaft is up front, where it connects your front differential and your transfer case via U-joints.
How to Spot Drive Shaft Issues
Drive shafts can eventually go bad, though. Signs include:
- Troubles when trying to make a turn
- The underbody shudders
- A clunking sound when you change gears Clicking or knocking sounds
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