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CARDAN JOINT
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Definition: Also known as a Hooke Joint, Universal Joint or U-Joint, it is a simple flexible coupling using a double yoke and four-point center cross. Cardan joints are used as couplings in the driveshafts of rear-wheel drive cars. Because they can produce uneven shaft speeds when operated at joint angles of more than a few degrees, they're usually not used with front-wheel drive (because the front wheels also steer and create large operating angles).

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How To Replace Universal Joints
A few basic tools, a good sturdy vice and a decent hammer is all you'll need to do this job.
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