The factory drive shaft in your INFINITI vehicle, also known as a drivetrain, transfers torque from the transmission to the differential. More simply, it converts torque and engine rotation into motion.
The Four Types of Drive Shafts
The most common drive shaft type is front-wheel drive. In this system, vehicles primarily use their front wheels, with all drivetrain components up front and constant velocity (CV) joints connecting it all to a differential.
Rear-wheel drive, on the other hand, depends mainly on the back wheels to move the system. With this type, a long drive shaft connects the transmission to the differential via universal (U) joints.
The last two types, four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive, operate in much the same manner. With these systems, all four wheels help move your vehicle. Both feature a pair of drive shafts, with one up front and one in the rear. U-joints connect the front drive shaft to the front differential and the transfer case.
How to Spot a Failing Drive Shaft
Eventually your drive shaft may start to go bad, whether due to age or wear-and-tear. Signs of this include:
- Intense vibrations as you're accelerating
- A shuddering vehicle underbody
- Loud clunks when you change gears
- Knocking or clicking sounds
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