Power produced by your vehicle's engine, no matter how impressive its amount, is useless when it can't reach the wheels. This is why your vehicle is equipped with two axle shafts. The axle shaft, also called a halfshaft, is responsible for transmitting power from the differential to the wheels. An axle shaft is positioned on each side of the vehicle's differential, and each axle shaft is equipped with two constant-velocity (CV) joints. These joints move and revolve to accommodate an efficient torque transfer, while dissipating any vibration that might come from the transmission and the engine. The axle shaft's CV joints are packed with grease and contained inside a rubber boot; should this boot be damaged, dirt and dust can enter the CV joints and cause damage. And you can easily tell when it's time to get a new axle shaft for your vehicle. When your vehicle's starts making clicking sounds that become more noticeable during turns, it's time to browse Carparts's catalogs for a new axle shaft.
• Transmits generated torque from the transmission and differential gears to the wheels
• Prevents transmission or engine vibrations from affecting the wheels
• Supported by heavy-duty, boot-protected bearings and joints