Your Acura vehicle's drive shaft, also called a drivetrain, turns torque and engine rotation into the motion that helps move the many parts under its hood. There are four kinds of drive shafts.
Front-wheel drive is one. It's the commonest. FWD systems move vehicles using their front wheels mostly, and every part is installed in the front. Constant velocity or "CV" joints connect them all to a differential.
Rear-wheel drive is another. RWD systems mainly use a vehicles' back wheels for motive power. Here, the drive shaft links up with the transmission and differential via universal joints, also called U-joints. Four-wheel drive (4WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) are the final kinds. Every wheel helps move the vehicle here. These systems use dual drive shafts. One of them is up front -- it connects to both a front differential and a transfer case via U-joints.
Whichever drive shaft your Acura vehicle has, sooner or later, it can get old and start going bad. Fortunately, there are signs of this that you can look for.
- Problems turning, underbody shudders, and loud clunks during shifting, for instance, can indicate that U-joint or coupler wear, that is, if one or the other hasn't failed already. You could also have bad carrier bearings in this case.
- Vibrating when accelerating, on the other hand, can indicate possible U-joint looseness.
- Clicking or knocking, though, can mean a CV joint has worn out or failed.
In any case, a little damage only leads to more. Luckily, our auto parts store can help.
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