How Long Does a Universal Joint (U-Joint) Last?

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For most rear wheel drive cars, a driveshaft is needed to ensure that the tires turn as they should. The driveshaft works by taking the power from the transmission and transferring it to the wheels of the vehicle. In order for the driveshaft to stay in place, the U-joint will have to be working properly. The U-joint is filled with lubricant that helps it to turn with the driveshaft without locking up. Each time that you drive your car, the driveshaft and U-joint will have to do the job that they are intended for in order for the car to work properly.

The U-joints on a vehicle should last the life of the car or truck, but this is not always the case. There are a number of repair issues that can arise that can render the U-joints on your vehicle unusable. Usually, you will be able to tell when this part of your car goes out due to the issues it will cause. If the U-joints on your car are not working properly, it can lead to the driveshaft not spinning. Without a fully functional driveshaft, you will not be able to drive the vehicle.

If the universal joints on your car need to be replaced, it is best to replace them in pairs in order to avoid further issues down the road. The more you are able to perform this type of preventative repair, the easier you will find it to keep your car running as intended. Replacing the universal joints on a vehicle is not easy, which is why it will require a professional touch. Attempting to do this without professional supervision will usually lead to even more damage being done.

The following are some of the issues that you may experience when the universal joints on your vehicle are in need of replacement:

  • Vibrations when operating the vehicle
  • There is a lot of noise coming from the underside of the vehicle
  • Noticeable leaks from around where the U-joint is mounted

By taking these signs seriously and getting the issues with the U-joints fixed, you will be able to avoid any further damage to your vehicle. Letting professionals replace the broken universal joint is the best way to avoid making matters worse.


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Brikk

17 years of experience
385 reviews
Brikk
17 years of experience
Jeep Wrangler - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Charlotte, North Carolina
Nice guy. Despite a couple of snags beyond his control that caused it taking well over the quoted time and charges, he hung in there and completed the change out. No complaints. Keep in mind that these guys are locked into the quote, no matter how long it takes. I'd request him if I need on the spot service again.
Jeep Wrangler - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Charlotte, North Carolina
Third time to use him. Good guy

Robert

19 years of experience
645 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Dodge Ram 1500 - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Denver, Colorado
Professional and explained procedures in completing the job
Chevrolet G30 - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Denver, Colorado
Communicative, reliable and efficient.

Phillip

18 years of experience
221 reviews
Phillip
18 years of experience
Nissan Armada - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Lincoln, California
Phillip went above and beyond to explain to me my car repair! I’d call him back for another repair in a heart beat! Thank you Phillip for the personalized service!

Michael

47 years of experience
124 reviews
Michael
47 years of experience
Nissan Pathfinder - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Memphis, Tennessee
Michael did a great job. Showed up right on time and was very knowledgeable. Would recommend him to anyone.

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