How a Drive-shaft Works
Here is a perfect demonstration of the working principle of one of the most important car parts – driveshaft. If you are not a mechanic or don’t know how any part of your car works stay with us and learn – what it is & how exactly a driveshaft functioning underneath, when your car is in motion.
A drive-shaft is a mechanical component (hollow steel tube with yokes welded on the end) for transmitting torque and rotation.
It is usually used to connect other components of a drive train that cannot be connected directly because of distance or the need to allow for relative movement between them.
The drive shafts can incorporate one or more universal joints, jaw couplings, or rag joints, and sometimes a splined joint or prismatic joint, just to allow for variations in the alignment and distance between the driving and driven components.
Many trucks have a two-piece drive-shaft, but most of the cars use a single, one-piece drive-shaft.
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