Many drivers are not aware of the complexity of the systems required to make their cars move. Two of the most important pieces of the automobile are the Driveline and Differential. Without these two systems the power of the engine would not make it to the wheels and the car simply wouldn’t drive. Fortunately for drivers in Phoenix, Mikes Auto Repair is more than qualified to handle any and all driveline problems that may arise. For those of you who need a driveline or differential repair or replacement, we will tow your car to our shop FREE.
A differentials main purpose is to enable wheels to spin at different speeds while generating the same amount of torque. Without this system your vehicle would be difficult and unpredictable to handle. The differential can be configured a number of different ways depending if the vehicle is front or rear wheel drive or four wheel drive. Here are a few indications that there may be something wrong with your differential.
- If you can hear a clunking or banging every few feet, you may have a broken ring or pinion gear.
- Worn carrier bearing will create a whirring sound when you accelerate past 20 mph, the sound may change when turning.
- If you hear a howl or whine during quick acceleration your pinion gears may be worn, your gears may also be improperly set up
- A vibration that increases with acceleration is an indication of an off balance drive shaft or worn out u-joints
As you can see a differential is complex component and should only be serviced by an expert.
The driveline is a little simpler but still requires a qualified technician to be serviced. The driveline consists of multiple components precisely attached to each other to serve a very specific need. The driveline includes a driveshaft with two universal joints, one at each end. The engine turns the drive shaft around very quickly and transfers the torque into the differential where it is turned at a 90 degree angle to power the wheels and make the car move.
With this information you can see how vital the driveline and differential are to the drivability of your vehicle. If you are experiencing trouble with your driveline and differential then cruise on over to Phoenix and let the professionals at Mikes Auto Repair get your car rolling at optimum performance.