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Driveshaft/Axle/Differential

Your vehicle relies on axles and driveshafts in order to turn its wheels properly. The axles’ support points–bearings and bushings–must be replaced periodically in order to ensure your vehicle’s performance. If you hear a clicking noise or notice your vehicle does not turn or drive as easily as usual, you may need to have your axles serviced.

The driveshaft on your vehicle transfers power from the engine to the axles. Some vehicles–such as those with four-wheel drive–may have two driveshafts. Typically, by performing regular maintenance on your driveshaft, such as replacing joints. Symptoms of a driveshaft in need of repair include: clunking noises when accelerating or shifting between drive and reverse; vibration when driving; and squeaking when driving. Failing to service your driveshaft as needed could cause other parts of the vehicle to be damaged.

The differential also transfers power from the engine to the wheels. Normally, differentials simply need to have the fluid replaced on a regular basis according to the maintenance schedule; by replacing the fluid in your vehicle’s differential as scheduled. If your differential needs to be serviced or required, you can count on the experts at Hal Burns Truck RV and Equipment to diagnose and fix the problem.

Your vehicle has many steering components, and they should work harmoniously in order to make sure your cargo and driver get to their destination. We can diagnose and fix the problem, we can help you set up a maintenance schedule so we can inspect and replace fluids and other parts as needed before your vehicle is seriously damaged.

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