What is a double cardan drive shaft?
A double Cardan joint consists of two universal joints mounted back to back with a center yoke; the center yoke replaces the intermediate shaft.
What does a double cardan joint do?
A Double Cardan joint is essentially two single Cardan joints connected by a coupling yoke that contains a centreing mechanism. This centering mechanism keeps the input and output shafts in the same plane, regardless of the operating angle.
How do you fix a driveshaft angle?
Driveline angles should be equal to or within 1° of each other. When checking driveshaft angles, be sure all tires are inflated to their normal operating pressure. Park the vehicle on the surface which is as nearly level as possible both from front to back and from side to side.
What are the symptoms of a broken drive shaft?
Signs of a bad driveshaft/drivetrainVibrations from under the vehicle. A common symptom of a failing driveshaft is an intense shaking coming from underneath the vehicle. Difficulty turning. Loud clunking noise. Car shudders upon acceleration. Squeaking noise. Clicking or knocking noise.