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drive shaft

[′drīv ‚shaft]
(mechanical engineering)
A shaft which transmits power from a motor or engine to the rest of a machine.
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Put a stop to this by performing all of the PMCS and required lubrication for the driveshaft components.
CVJ driveshafts are fitted to 85 per cent of all cars and light
The Spicer Compact Plus Series driveshaft will weigh 10 percent less than competing driveshafts, contributing to better overall vehicle fuel economy.
Without lube, the U-joints on the pump's driveshaft shake loose from vibration and excessive wear.
There are two main driveshaft products: sideshafts, used on the left or right side of the vehicle or propshafts, used towards the front or rear direction of the RWD, AWD or 4x4 vehicle.
We've thrown out the rulebook for constant velocity joint design," says Al Deane, global engineering manager, GKN Driveline Driveshafts, "because the generic limits of the Rzeppa joint currently in use have been reached while our customers continue to ask for more torque capacity in a smaller package.
The problem with the driveshaft could have put us out of the rally, but fortunately it was put right and today has been good.
Main Driveshaft and Inter-Axle Shaft The most robust heavy-duty driveshaft and inter-axle shaft in their class, the SPL[sup.
Using powered tools can bend the actuator arm or damage the flexible driveshaft.
REDDITCH, England, December 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Vehicle makers plan to introduce "breakthrough" technology from GKN Driveline that provides lighter driveshaft components, improved fuel economy and better overall vehicle performance.
Stiffer and more robust than before, the new Frame carries a new trailing arm independent rear suspension, 5-speed (V6) or 6-speed automatic transmission, Visteon Slip-In-Tube driveshaft, and revised engines.
Midland engineering group GKN said yesterday it would acquire a driveshaft facility in Japan from car maker Nissan.