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UNIVERSAL JOINT

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• Cardan Joint
 
 

Definition: A joint that transmits rotary motion between two shafts that aren't in a straight line. Depending on its design, a universal joint can accommodate a large angular variation between its inputs and outputs. The simplest kind of universal joint, called a "Hooke joint," causes the output shaft to speed up and slow down twice for every revolution of the input shaft. This speed fluctuation increases with the angular difference between the shafts. Another, more common, name for a Cardan joint.

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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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