Your factory Kia drive shaft transforms power, torque, and rotation from your engine into the motion your vehicle uses. While some call it a drivetrain, it's an essential component of every car and SUV no matter which name you use.
The Four Types of Drive Shafts
Front-wheel drive places the components at the front of the vehicle, where they connect to the differential with constant velocity, or CV, joints. Rear-wheel drive, on the other hand, uses the back wheels to provide power. With this set-up, a long drive shaft connects to the transmission with universal joints (U-joints).
The last two types, four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, employ similar set-ups. They both have two drivetrains; one is like the rear-wheel drive, while the second is in the front and connects a front differential to a transfer case via U-joints.
How to Spot Drive Shaft Issues
Even the best drive shaft components can eventually start to go bad, though. Signs of failure include:
- Problems turning
- Underbody shudders
- Loud noises when changing gears
- Knocking or clicking sounds
- Your Kia vibrates when you accelerate
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Driving with a damaged or defective drive shaft can be dangerous. Don't risk your safety, along with that of others on the road. When it's time to replace yours, insist on using one that's designed for your vehicle. Kia drivetrains are guaranteed to be compatible with your model, so you know it will fit right into place. Find yours in our online auto parts catalog. Buy now and we'll ship your order right to your door!
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