Universal joints, or u-joints, are essential to the reliable and safe functioning of a vehicle. While this small part can easily be overlooked, failure to replace a deteriorating u-joint can quickly take a vehicle off the road with transmission damage. Regular maintenance and knowing the warning signs can help identify failing u-joints before they become
When was the last time you took a moment to think about universal joints? Maybe the answer is not recently; perhaps the answer is never. Although universal joints, or u-joints, aren’t the flashiest or most exciting part under a car or truck, they are essential to the reliable and safe functioning of a vehicle. Take
Before removing the driveshaft, check for play in the yoke and slip joint. If the u-joints are failing, you should be able to see movement in the shaft as you apply leverage.