# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Diesel Equipment Technology III Task 215305668

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify causes of driveshaft and universal joint noise and vibration problems.

Definition

Identification should include
  • inspecting driveshaft and universal joint condition
  • test driving the vehicle to feel for cause of vibration
  • determining needed action.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the signs of a failed universal joint?
  • Why are there grease fittings on the drive shaft slip joints?