A. Universal joints are found in most rear wheel drive vehicles which utilize a drive shaft to propel the rear wheels. Constant velocity joints are generally found on front wheel drive vehicles.
|Procedures:||Reject Vehicle If:|
|(1) Visually inspect for attachment and worn, damaged, or loose universal joints and constant velocity joints.||(1) Joint is not securely attached to drive shaft, transmission, or rear differential.|
|(2)There is any movement of joint between the joint, bearing cap or cross bar, or both.|
|(3)Any joint is frozen.|
|(4) Any c.v. joint boot is torn or otherwise damaged so that lubrication cannot be contained.|