Trans Tech Auto & Truck is the number one transmission shop for drivetrain diagnosis, service, and repair. Our drivetrain mechanics are expertly trained to keep your vehicle performing in top condition.
The Drivetrain includes the transmission, the driveshaft, the axles and differential. This is what makes the engine move the wheels. The drivetrain system is essential to the vehicle and the transmission is an integral part of the drivetrain.
The main function of the drivetrain is to take power from the engine through the transmission to the drive wheels on the car to control the amount of torque.
What are the parts of a drivetrain?
The Transmission transfers power from the engine to the drive wheels and helps the engine accommodate for the range of different speeds.
The driveshaft is located between your vehicle’s differentials. It is responsible for transferring torque and rotation to the drive wheels and other drivetrain components. The driveshaft has an outer metal house and an inner metal cylinder that spins with rotational force determined by engine output. A driveshaft tells the wheels to move. They are designed to endure stress and torsion, by applying forces of motion without adding any additional weight or stress to other driveshaft components.
Just like your tires, your driveshaft should be balanced to promote secure operation to prevent failures.
The U-Joint or universal joint is flexible and pivots to transmit power allowing various angles of the driveshaft.
CV Axles and CV Joints or constant velocity joints are part of the driveshaft. They are designed to be able to bend in any direction while keeping the drive wheels at a constant speed.
The Differential – front and rear is where the power makes it’s last stop before spinning the wheels. We offer differential fluid change and rear end repair services for cars and trucks.
Signs that your drivetrain needs repair:
- Unnatural humming or clunking when you accelerate or shift between drive and reverse.
- Low squeaking sound that gets louder with more speed but may disappear during high speeds.
- Resistance or difficulty turning or a clicking noise when driving around corners or parallel parking.
- Entire vehicle or floorboards vibrating while driving or idling. The vibration often gets worse when you are driving fast.
- Burning smell caused by CV Joint leaking grease onto exhaust or break systems
- Visible broken or cracked CV joint boot which can be ween if you look under the car at the CV joint with a flashlight.
If you experience unnatural vibrations, clinks, clunks we highly recommend bringing your vehicle in for service as soon as possible. Those indicators are a good sign that your CV joints may already be damaged or failing.
At Trans Tech Auto & Truck our ASE Certified mechanics provide exceptional drivetrain services and repairs. Make an appointment to have your drivetrain inspected today.
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