Drive shaft may also be known as propeller shaft
Drive shafts are balanced, tubular shafts with "U" joints attached at each end. Flanges or yokes are used to connect drive shaft "U" joints to rear differential spider bearing or to transmission output shaft. "U" joint bearing caps are bolted to shaft flanges, or are pressed into shaft yokes. Drive shafts can be steel or aluminum.
- Fig. 1: Exploded View Of Front Drive Shaft Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.
2001 DRIVE AXLES Drive Shafts & Universal Joints - Sequoia 4WD
- Fig. 2: Exploded View Of Rear Drive Shaft Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.
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