Used Peugeot Partner Driveshaft
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What is a driveshaft/what does it do?
A driveshaft is responsible for transferring power from the engine, gearbox and differential to each driven wheel of the vehicle.
Getting into the details of driveshafts
For front wheel drive cars there are usually 2 driveshafts, 1 per front wheel. They link the central differential to each wheel hub, causing it to rotate when the cars gears are engaged, in turn driving the wheels.
For rear wheel drive cars, power from the engine and gearbox is transferred via a prop shaft which runs down the centre of the vehicle to the rear axle and the rear differential. From the rear differential power is transferred to each of the rear wheels via driveshafts. As with a front wheel drive car they are connected to the wheel hubs causing them to rotate, driving the wheels.
Four wheel drive cars have a combination of both setups with driveshafts running to each of the 4 wheels.
In some cases drive to the rear wheels is housed within a sealed axle unit containing the rear differential and 2 driveshafts, referred to as half shafts.
However, most modern vehicles have exposed driveshafts with universal or constant velocity (CV) joints at each end. These joints connect the driveshaft to the differential and wheel hub and allow movement through either suspension or steering.
What if something goes wrong with the driveshaft?
A driveshaft is a not usually prone to fail as it’s typically made of thick walled steel with no moving parts. However, it could be damaged due to impact with stones/rocks or other debris causing it to be imbalanced, which would cause vibration when driving. More common is wear or failure of the CV joints at either end of the shaft.
- It was Armand Peugeot who turned the company into car manufacturing. He called the company the Société des Automobiles Peugeot (Peugeot Automotive Society) and was the one who approved the famous lion emblem that is still used today.
- Peugeot has won the European Car of the Year an incredible five times. The earliest win was in 1969, and the latest was as recently as 2017 (the Peugeot 3008).
- Peugeot might not be a name in Formula 1 (they did try a few times, but it never quite worked out), but they have been dominant in other races. In particular, four victories in an incredible 24 hours at Le Mans, and six impressive wins in the Dakar rally, to name just a few.
- It's a dubious claim to fame, but the first recorded stolen car was a Peugeot! The car, belonging to Baron de Zuylen, was nicked by his mechanic in 1896, but the thief was caught, and the car returned to its rightful owner.
- Peugeots, especially the 504, are incredibly popular in Africa and have been affectionately called Africa's workhorse. The 504 is a model that seems particularly well-suited to the rough terrains of Kenya and Ghana.