What is a Slip Yoke Eliminator? (and Average Installation Cost)

what is a slip yoke eliminator

The modern automobile undergoes countless hours of engineering, design, and development, before ever being released to consumers. This lengthy process ensures that a vehicle operates in the safest and most efficient manner possible.  However, with time, we as consumers often come up with a host of modifications that we hope to implement, in a bid … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad Slip Yoke

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Everybody loves to focus on the engine and the transmission, but if you want your vehicle to operate properly there’s a lot more that goes into it. One of the most important components that delivers the power from your engine and transmission to the wheels is the driveshaft. And the driveshaft has many components that … Read more

3 Symptoms of a Bad Differential (and Replacement Cost)

Today’s vehicles are nothing short of a mechanical marvel, featuring an ever-growing list of stringently engineered components that make it possible to travel efficiently. Each of these components must operate in harmony with one another at all times, in order to avoid needless complications.  One such component that seldom receives much thought, yet is absolutely … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad CV Axle (Half Shaft)

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All automobiles and trucks incorporate a method to deliver power from the engine to the wheels. This method for the majority of modern passenger vehicles (excluding most two wheel drive pickup trucks) involves the use of two or more constant velocity (CV) axles. In this article we will explain what a CV axle is and … Read more

6 Reasons Why Your Traction Control Light is On

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Over the past several decades, a number of technological advancements have come to pass that have significantly enhanced vehicle safety. Many such advancements have centered around the automation of anti-skid and collision avoidance maneuvers. This technology was first showcased with the standardization of antilock braking, through much of the 1980s and 90s. Along the same … Read more

4 Causes of a Whining Noise When Accelerating

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Few circumstances can ruin one’s day quite as quickly as the sudden onset of a strange noise when driving. When it comes to vehicles, strange noises come in all pitches and frequencies, often leaving a driver clueless as to what they heard, or where it originated. If prominent enough, odd vehicle noises can be quite … Read more

5 Reasons Your Car Hesitates When Accelerating

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When there is engine hesitation when you accelerate, this means that it cannot generate enough power to move the vehicle. This can happen when you’re idling, when there are cold temperatures outside, or when you’re carrying a heavy load. If the car is moving while this happens, it can be quite dangerous because the hesitation … Read more

5 Causes of Wheel Bearing Noise (and What it Sounds Like)

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Wheel bearing noise can be tricky to diagnose since it can easily be mistaken for tire noise. Even when a noisy wheel bearing is the actual culprit, it can be difficult to narrow it down to which wheel is affected The main purpose of wheel bearing is to allow the wheels to rotate with minimal … Read more

4 Different Types of Differentials (and How They Work)

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Differentials have a long history which many say go all the way back to the 1st millennium BC and recorded by China. While they didn’t have cars back then, chariots, wagons, and carts still experienced the problem of wheels slipping and dragging when cornering which damaged wheels, axles, and roads. The avoid this, a simple … Read more