The Ford driveshaft is an essential drive train component, a step in the process that transmits the power produced by engine combustion to the wheels of the vehicle. The power of the engine must be carried from the engine to the drive wheels to propel the vehicle. This is accomplished with a chain of cooperating components that are collectively called the drive train of the vehicle. The engine crankshaft provides the first transfer of power, sending it to the input shaft of the transmission with the help of the clutch assembly to lock the engine and transmission together at the same rotational speed. The Ford drive shaft is connected to the output shaft of the transmission at one end, and to the differential at the other. The transmission sends the torque of the engine through the driveshaft to be transferred to the differential. The differential will transfer power to the drive wheels after using a gear reduction to slow its rotation. The Ford driveshaft is quite long, running the length of the vehicle to transfer power from the transmission positioned near the front of the vehicle to the differential at the rear. As the Ford driveshaft must remain straight and balanced to operate properly, this length must be supported to avoid extreme vibration and damage as it rotates. This support is given with the use of universal joints placed along the length of the Ford driveshaft. These joints allow the Ford driveshaft to flex with the motion of the vehicle suspension, while holding it in good balance and alignment with other drive train components. You will find a selection of Ford driveshaft replacement parts in our online catalog. Our user-friendly and secure site makes it easy to find and order the right Ford driveshaft parts for your vehicle and the expert customer service assistants on our toll-free phone line make ordering by phone just as convenient.