- » Did you get a lift kit for your truck, and now your driveshaft is too short? We can lengthen and balance your driveshaft and get it looking and functioning right.
- » Did you recently replace both front axles and your drive shaft…and now your vehicle vibrates and shakes at freeway speeds? This could be a drive shaft problem or even a loose front suspension bolt. We’ll drive your vehicle, diagnose and fix it right, and get you back on the road.
- » Did you lower your vehicle, and now you have a vibration? With this problem, you may have changed the angle of the driveshaft from your transmission to the rear differential. We can correct the angle and get rid of the vibration.
Does your truck make a humming noise while you drive? You may have an out-of-balance drive shaft. We can balance it to get rid of the hum.
- » Did another shop replace your U-joints—only now you have a new problem of vibration in your drive shaft? The shop may have bent a yoke ear when they removed the old U-joints—or when they installed the new ones. We can inspect and rebalance your drive shaft. We won’t create more problems!
Make Vancouver Axle and Frame your shop for drive shaft modifications and other drive train maintenance and repair in the Fraser Valley, BC! A family-owned business since 1959, we work on all types of vehicles, from small passenger cars to heavy-duty commercial trucks and everything in between, including RVs and fifth wheels! Whether you need repairing, retubing, fabricating or balancing of your drive shaft for your business or your personal vehicle, we do drive shaft repairs and modifications right! Contact us now with all of your drive shaft and other powertrain needs!
Drive Shaft Basics
If you try to shift your vehicle from idle to drive with a nonfunctional drive shaft, you won’t get too far. In rear-wheel drive vehicles, the drive shaft transmits power from the transmission to the differential, the rear axle, and the rear wheels. Front-wheel drive vehicles feature two drive shafts that send power from the transaxle to the front wheels.
Your drive shaft consists of a metal tube with joints on each end, called universal joints.
Most drive shafts feature two universal joints. Often called U-joints, these cross-shaped pivots are situated at either end of your drive shaft (assuming a rear-wheel-drive vehicle).
U-joints flex in two different directions. The purpose of flexion? To take stress off the drive shaft. U-joints allow drive shafts to move freely and operate at many different angles–without affecting the rigid transmission shaft. U-joints also absorb the movement of the axle and wheels.
Maintain Your Driveshaft: Let’s Put You On a Preventative Maintenance Schedule
Poor maintenance is the primary reason drive shafts don’t perform or even fail. Abusive driving, improper installation, and the use of cheesy, poor-quality components are other causes. We can give your drive shaft a quick regular checkup when you come in for preventative maintenance. Contact us now to get started with regular maintenance!