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Driveshaft Basics

A driveshaft, also called a propeller shaft, connects a vehicle’s transmission to the differential. As far as propulsion systems go, the driveshaft has a pretty simple purpose: transmit torque between the engine/transmission system and the wheels. Drive shaft rotation energy … Continue reading

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The Transfer Case

This is a vital component commonly found in all wheel drive and four wheel drive vehicles. It is connected to the rear and front axles and the vehicle’s transmission through a drive shaft. Two wheel drive vehicles do not require … Continue reading

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Transmission Rebuilds: When & How

Automatic transmissions are delicate mechanisms designed with precise clearances between the moving parts. Parts that move, of course, wear down. And when the wear gets so bad the gears no longer mesh correctly, the vehicle will no longer shift as … Continue reading

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Flywheel Resurfacing, What & How?

The flywheel in a car has several purposes. Its main purpose is to store energy to provide momentum and keep the crankshaft turning. It also helps balance the rotating assemblies and smooth vibrations transmitted to the drivetrain. It transmits energy … Continue reading

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A Guide Towards Great Handling

Installing a new or rebuilt Rack & Pinion system in your car can easily breath new life back into the vehicle. Precise and smooth control of the wheel can be the central part of the driving experience which determines comfort … Continue reading

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Differentials…What Are They?

The term differential refers to a mechanical device that receives energy from a power source and converts the direction of that energy at right angles, left and right, with limited loss of power. While the term, these days, is generally … Continue reading

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Driveshafts 101: What You Need To Know

All automobiles have a driveshaft. This is the piece of equipment that transfers the energy created by the energy into the force that drives the wheels. It’s actually a very simple device. The driveshaft looks like a simple cylinder. What … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Driveline Profiled in Parts & People

Rocky Mountian Driveline is profiled in the pages of Parts & People. Owner, Scott Farley, discusses their growth and continued success in the CV axle and driveshaft industry. Get to know the Farleys and take a closer look inside Denver’s … Continue reading

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CV Joints: What Are They And How Do They Work?

Every car in America has only one engine, but four wheels. This creates a problem: how do you deliver power to both axles and all four wheels with only one source of power? The answer is through the use of … Continue reading

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Signs Your Driveshaft Is Failing

The driveshaft is an important element of your vehicle that rotates and delivers power to the engine and gears that turns the wheels of the automobile. In addition, it creates torque that makes the car go. It also stops the … Continue reading

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