Drive Shaft

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Clunking when you accelerate or shift between drive and reverse
  • Squeak type noise while driving
  • Vibration while driving

Related Repair Advice

  • The drive shaft commonly refers to the component that transmits the engine's torque from the front to the rear of the vehicle
  • The drive shaft may contain flexible joints that accommodate the movement of the differential as it moves up and down with the rear suspension.
  • Modification of the vehicle ride height can change the drive shaft angle. This can result in abnormal drive shaft vibration.
  • A 4WD vehicle may have a front and rear drive shaft