Category Archives: Driveshaft

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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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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Troubleshooting Rack & Pinion Steering

It is very important to know if something is off with your car before you drive it. After all, you just want a safe and accident free ride. With regard to a rack & pinion steering, it is necessary that … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Your Differential

Your automobile’s differential and axle system are very important. It works to transmit torque and rotation through the car’s shaft. This gives the wheels the ability to move at different speeds, a feature that is important for traction when driving. … Continue reading

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When & Why Flywheel Resurfacing Is Necessary

A good rule of thumb is to resurface your flywheel every time you have your clutch worked on. Many clutch manufacturers refuse to accept warranty claims if this isn’t done, but this may or may not pertain to your driving … 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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