CV Joints - What Are They?
- Created: Monday, 14 November 2016 16:05
- Written by Mr. Car Guy
Your car has a complex system of parts converting your engine’s explosive energy into rotational energy, which can then spin your car’s tires and send you rolling down the road in Huntington Beach. One of the most important and most exposed parts of this system are the Constant Velocity (CV) joints. All front-wheel drive cars, as well as many rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive cars and trucks, have CV joints on both ends of their drive shafts. The CV joints are responsible for transferring the torque from your car’s transmission to its drive wheels at a constant speed, while accommodating the vertical motion of the car’s suspension. Inner CV joints connect the drive shafts to the transmission, while outer CV joints connect the drive shafts to the wheels.