Differentials & Axle Repairs in San Jose
Repairs for your differential and CV axle!
Differentials and CV axles play an important part in the function of modern
vehicles. These components help to distribute engine torque and turning
force to maintain stability and control while driving. If you’re
experiencing any type of differential or CV axle trouble, it’s important
to contact your transmission shop to schedule repairs. Allied Transmission
can perform all types of transmission repair, CV axle repair, and differential
repair in San Jose to keep your vehicles operating efficiently and safely.
Differentials and CV axles are responsible for the following features of
- Differentials compensate for the difference between the inner and outer
wheels during a turn.
- CV axles are necessary for transferring power from the trans-axle to the wheel.
- Suspension travel and steering requires axles to handle the varying texture of roads.
Diagnosing Differential Problems
Differential problems should never be ignored, as they can affect vehicle
performance and safety. The most common sign of a differential problem
is noise coming from the differential unit, which could indicate one of
A loud “howling” noise coming from your differential typically
means that its inner components are wearing down and require replacement.
Differential noise that only occurs while decelerating indicates a loose
Noise that emanates from your differential during acceleration is a sign
that the gears are either out of alignment or worn down to the point that
they no longer connect properly.
Differential noises such as rumbling or whirring that occur at speeds over
20mph are typically indicative of worn carrier bearings.
Why You Need CV Axle Repair
The CV axle connects the drive shaft and the wheels of your vehicle, allowing
it to run by transferring energy from one to the other. Without a functioning
CV axle, you won’t be able to drive your car because power cannot
get from the engine to the wheels. A damaged CV axle can cause anything
from a complete halt of affected wheel motion to a loss in steering control
of your car or truck. These issues are a significant safety concern, especially
in high-volume traffic or when traveling at significant speeds. The most
common signs of a bad CV axle are grease accumulation near your wheels
and an audible popping or clicking noise emanating from your steering
wheel whenever you make a turn. A damaged or worn CV axle will only continue
to worsen with time and use, eventually breaking completely, often in
a matter of weeks. As soon as you notice the signs of a bad CV axle, it’s
essential to schedule CV axle repair to prevent the axle from wearing
out completely and leaving you stranded on the side of the road.
Whether you need to schedule transmission work, clutch repair, CV axle
repair, or differential repair, Allied Transmission is here to help—you can
reach us at (408) 492-8980 to speak with an experienced mechanic today.