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Cardan shaft

Also known as the drive shaft, this mechanical device is used on rear wheel drive vehicles that have the engine and the gearbox fitted in the front of that vehicle. The cardan shaft is used to make a differential connection between the engine, the gearbox and the wheels. In order to do this, a plaque that makes a connection with the rear axle is attached outside the gearbox. This cross-shaped plaque is known as the cardan shaft. This is made of a metal cylinder that can be adjusted in terms of thickness and length so that it meets the vehicle’s requirements and its size (in most cases, the distance between the gear box and the driving axle). The cardan shaft can be made of a single piece of metal or it can be articulated.