The drive train part of your vehicle takes the power produced by the engine and transmission and delivers it to your wheels.
Kwik Kar of PFLUGERVILLE offer drivetrain services and repair for cars and trucks. Our auto service professionals provide top-notch car drivetrain repairs and services. The drivetrain, which is responsible for transferring from a car's engine to its wheels, is one of your vehicle's most complex mechanisms. The drivetrain spans the length of your vehicle, from the engine transmission and to the axles.
What are the parts of a drivetrain?
Transfers power from the engine to the drive wheels and helps the engine accommodate for the range of different speeds.
The driveshaft is located between your vehicle’s differentials. It is responsible for transferring torque and rotation to the drive wheels and other drivetrain components. The driveshaft has an outer metal house and an inner metal cylinder that spins with rotational force determined by engine output. A driveshaft tells the wheels to move. They are designed to endure stress and torsion, by applying forces of motion without adding any additional weight or stress to other driveshaft components.
Just like your tires, your driveshaft should be balanced to promote secure operation to prevent failures.
The U-Joint or universal joint
Is flexible and pivots to transmit power allowing various angles of the driveshaft.
CV Axles and CV Joints or constant velocity joints
Are part of the driveshaft. They are designed to be able to bend in any direction while keeping the drive wheels at a constant speed.
Transmission Service and Flush
More than 90 percent of all automatic transmission failures are linked to overheating or fluid contamination. Servicing and flushing your transmission safely remove virtually all dirty fluid and contaminants and helps extend the life of your transmission.
Drivetrain and Transmission Problems
A typical transmission drain-and-refill service replaces only 40% of the old contaminated transmission fluid.
The remaining transmission fluid is trapped inside valve bodies, the torque converter and transmission cooler lines.
New transmission fluid from a conventional drain-and-refill service can often loosen damaging sludge and varnish deposits, but not remove them, which can lead to shift problems and even transmission failure.