universal joint

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universal joint

, coupling
a form of coupling between two rotating shafts allowing freedom of angular movement in all directions

universal joint

[¦yü·nə¦vər·səl ′jȯint]
(mechanical engineering)
A linkage that transmits rotation between two shafts whose axes are coplanar but not coinciding.
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The tilt steering isn't a function that runs constantly, making the square-ball U-joint a good candidate.
This occurrence placed high stresses on the double U-Joints that connected the tool sections.
A spokesman commented: "After the new U-Joint shafts were installed the vibrations were even more extreme than they had been before.
Also, make sure your wheel bearings, CV-joints and U-joints are freshly greased.
Eastman Christensen uses its low-speed high-torque double tilted U-joint NorTrak motors to permit the build rates of 2 to 5 degrees that long-radius wells require.
The stabilizers were located behind the deflection shoe on the U-joint housing and attached to the top sub on the other end of the tool.
Tenders are invited for Procurement of Spin on Oil Filter W/O Head, Range Selector, Kit U-Joint
And while you're at it, use a grease gun and lube the shaft's U-joint with 3 or 4 pumps of grease.
44 inches (and no less), your truck has the Cardan joint internal axle, also known as the U-joint style internal axle.
Then I shortened up a drive shaft to fit the U-joint at the back of the Chevrolet transmission.