Drive shaft problems, like most vehicle problems, happen from time to time. It’s not the sort of problem that will happen overnight, but over time your parts will wear, and then problems might start arising.
Just as a bit of advice, following are a few tips and things to listen for that might indicate you have drive shaft problems.
Drive shaft problems can cause your vehicle not to turn properly. If you notice a sluggish reaction from your vehicle when you’re performing a U turn, trying to manoeuvre it to park or turn a hard corner, you might have some drive shaft problems.
You vehicle might be making some strange sounds if you have drive shaft problems. It’s usually a low squeaking sound that gets faster or slower as you accelerate or decelerate, and sometimes disappears altogether at high speed. The problem that’s occuring on here is likely to be a damaged universal joint, which is connected to the driveshaft.
Universal Joint Movement
A universal joint that moves too much (or not at all) can also indicate a drive shaft problem. For someone who’s not so mechanically savvy, finding this one out could be a bit of an effort; in which case, if you do suspect you have drive shaft problems, take it to someone like LG Engineering.
Drive shaft problems can cause your vehicle to vibrate or shake. The vibrating might affect the whole car or it might only affect certain parts, particularly the floor. It is most likely to happen once you’re at speed or completely stationary. While vibrating could be tyre issues, those vibrations usually happen when accelerating or decelerating; the opposite to driveshafts.
If any of these symptoms are happening with your vehicle, it might be worth getting it checked out for drive shaft problems. At LG Engineering, we’d be happy to help you out, so give us a call!