CV joints can give in without a moment’s notice at times, it would seem. Although there are certain warning signs to be on the lookout for, it can still creep up on you. Let’s take a look at some of the warning signs you should be on the lookout for that you might soon be in need of professional CV joint repair:

  • A humming or growling noise;
  • A vibration that increases with speed;
  • A clicking or popping noise when turning;
  • A shudder or vibration when accelerating; and
  • A clunky noise when decelerating or accelerating.

Here are five things to check before calling for professional CV joint repair:

  1. Check the boots around all four CV joints;
  2. Inspect the boots for splits, cracks, tears, abrasion damage, punctures or missing clamps;
  3. Damaged boots should be replaced as continuing to drive this way can lead to expensive trouble;
  4. Check the joint’s boot. When a boot fails, there is always some uncertainty about the condition of the CV joint; and
  5. Inspect the CV joint for obvious damage.

Partner with S.A.L.T SA for Expert CV Joint Repair

We specialise in prop shaft components, universal and CV joints. As a leader in the industry with a history dating back to 1997, we continue to lead the way forward in cutting edge innovation. Our team of seasoned industry professionals continues to work hard to add value to our industry, and to adding value to the businesses and lives of our clients. The market we service comprises of commercial, mining, steel and paper mills, as well as the off-highway sector.

Our strategy focuses on maintaining our status as the leading suppliers to the prop shaft industry by supplying it with the very best solutions and products, at the most competitive rates. If you would like to learn more about our CV joint repair solutions, and find out how we can help you maximise the lifespan of your CV joints, speak to us today. We look forward to working with you.

 

 

 

What Goes Into Manufacturing Driveshaft Parts?

The driveshaft is tasked with transferring the torque produced by the engine to the rear axle in rear-wheel drive cars. It does this by mating the output shaft of the transmission to the differential at the rear axle. With four-wheel drive cars, a second driveshaft delivers torque to the front axle.

The best type of driveshaft parts is made using steel, but can also be manufactured using composite material, or aluminium shafting with weld yokes that have been welded on either end. Driveshafts may consist of a variety of universal joints. It all depends on the weld yoke, and the transfer case yoke, as well as the differential yoke.

A two-piece driveshaft makes use of a centre support bearing that is mounted on a frame crosspiece, in order to hold up the front half of the driveshaft. On this type of driveshaft, a slip yoke that goes to the transmission isn’t needed. This is a very rudimentary explanation on the manufacturing process of quality driveshaft parts.

Trust S.A.L.T SA for All Your Driveshaft Parts Needs

At S.A.L.T SA, we’ve been hard at work since 1997 importing and distributing high quality branded prop shaft, CV and driveshaft components. We are proud of our long history of excellent service, and continue to work hard at raising the standards of excellence in our sector even further. Today, we are the largest prop shaft distributor in South Africa.

Our team always goes the extra mile to provide our clients with the great service and professional, technical and expert service and advice they’ve come to expect from us. The markets we service include commercial, off highway, steel, mining and paper mills. Let us help you access all the CV and driveshaft components your company needs in an accessible and competitively priced way.

There is no need to pay more for your driveshaft components than necessary. Tap into our great buying power and save on all your CV, driveshaft and prop shaft needs. Contact us to learn more about our company, and for the advice needed to make an informed purchase decision. We look forward to working with you.

Problems to Look Out for With Prop Shaft Components

Prop shafts are also known as drive shafts and are pivotal to connecting the transmission between the engine and a car’s wheels. Just like with any other component of a vehicle, prop shaft components are susceptible to wear and tear over time. At S.A.L.T. SA, we have many years’ experience in supplying these components to companies of all shapes and sizes.

Our many years’ experience has also fostered a greater awareness of problems arising in prop shaft components. Signs of gradual wear may occur over a longer time, but when you notice them, it may be too late. So let’s take a look at some of the common problems associated with these components, and how you can identify it before it turns into an emergency.

Damaged U-Joints

One of the first signs of trouble to be on the lookout for with prop shafts is shaking or vibrations of the vehicle. Vibration commonly happens when the vehicle is decelerating or accelerating. Even though the vehicle’s vibrating can simply be an issue with tyres, vibrations coming from the prop shaft are caused by many issues, including lack of lubrication on the U-joint.

Worn Out Prop Shaft

Worm prop shafts make driving more complicated and dangerous than it should be. This is especially true when attempting actions requiring precision. A common issue is having trouble when manoeuvring the vehicle, as sluggish reactions when completing a turn may be indicative of a damaged or worn out prop shaft.

Damaged U-Joint

In certain instances, the sounds produced by the car during deceleration and acceleration can be indicative of a defective prop shaft. Similar to vibrations, sound are also a sign of a damaged prop shaft. If you hear a low squeaking noise that becomes faster when accelerating and slower when decelerating, it’s likely that your car’s prop shaft’s U-joint is damaged.

Buy Excellent Quality Prop Shaft Components in South Africa

AT S.A.L.T. SA, we’ve grown to become a leading importer and distributor of the best quality prop shaft and CV components on the market today. Contact us to learn more about our extensive range of products, and for all the information needed to make a well informed purchase decision.

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