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  Shield for use in a constant velocity joint - Patent 6579187
To achieve this protection the constant velocity joint is usually enclosed at the open end of the outer case by a sealing boot made of a rubber, thermoplastic or silicone.
The constant velocity joints 10 may be any of the standard types known such as a plunging tripod, cross groove joint, fixed joint, a fixed tripod joint, or double offset joints, all of which are commonly known terms in the art for different varieties of constant velocity joints.
The constant velocity joint 10 is a fixed constant velocity joint which is generally used in the prop shaft 26 in an all wheel drive vehicle.
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 Tips - Constant Velocity Universal Joints
A constant velocity universal joint transmits a smooth rotation from a drivlng shaft to a driyen shaft at any working angle without the usual speeding up and slowing down action that is customary in a shaft driven by a universal Joint of the simple, pin, yoke, or spider type.
Constant velocity universal joint’s are of either the disk or the bell type.
Constant velocity joints are particularly useful in all types of motor vehicles, from, the lightest passenger car to the heaviest truck.
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 Constant-velocity joint - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Driveshafts using CV joints are self-supporting along their length, and do not need additional supports (although very long shafts such as the right-hand driveshaft on the Citroën CX or Peugeot 205 have an intermediate bearing that supports the inboard joint).
The end of the driveshaft (1) is splined which fits into the outer "joint" (4) and is typically held in place by a circlip.
Constant velocity joints are usually reliable and largely trouble-free.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constant-velocity_joint   (838 words)

The difference between a constant velocity joint and a Universal joint is in the theory of operation.
When a second joint is put in phase with the first joint, the velocity change is countered from joint to joint so the input speed at the first joint will be the same as the output speed after the second joint.
Constant velocity joints are usually much larger than the equivalent universal joint and are generally used in the automotive industry, not in industrial applications.
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 The University of Life The Constant Velocity Joint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In 1959 Alex Issigonis developed the constant velocity joint to drive the front wheels of the Austin and Morris Mini Minor, he also made the fatal mistake of using the shaft to retain the wheel.
Either the Constant Velocity Joint drive shaft has reached a pinnacle of engineering excellence unheard of in any other field of engineering or something has gone terribly wrong, it is feared the latter is the case, a failed shaft is to hand.
Final sudden fracture of the remaining cross section, in the case of the constant velocity joint shaft it will remain in it's intact state until the side load on the wheel is sufficient to separate the bearing allowing the wheel to detach.
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 All Wheel Alignment and Brake Service, CV U-Joints
A constant velocity joint is one that provides consistent velocity regardless of the operating angle of the joint.
Constant velocity joints because of their unique ability to overcome some of the design limitations of conventional Cardan style U-joints, have become a common component on many of today's drivetrains.
A Universal Joint, or U-Joint is a simple flexible coupling using a double yoke and four-point center cross.
www.allwheelalignment.com /cvjoints.htm   (271 words)

 CV Joint (constant velocity joint) and Boot Service, CV Joint Repair- Meineke
Constant velocity joints, or CV joints are universal joints that are able to transfer torque at large angles efficiently.
A common cause of CV joint failure is cracks in the CV boot.
When the boot is cracked, it allows dirt and grit to mix with the grease and wear down the parts of the joint.
www.meineke.com /services/cvjoint.asp   (274 words)

 Driveline Vibrations after Lifting
Constant velocity as the name implies means the output should exactly mirror the input.
If the same CV joint is used at 14 degrees, then there would be as much error as if you were using a single normal ujoint at 1 degree.
This is the angle of the center section of the CV joint.
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 Constant Velocity Joint Greases
Constant velocity joints (CVJs), as used to transmit torque in the drivelines of automobiles and light trucks are complex systems and demanding in their lubrication requirements.
This paper outlines how CVJ greases hyave been developed from those early products to today's high performance greases, which have enabled GKN, the world's leading driveline company and the largest manufacturer of CVJs, to improve their products significantly in terms of efficiency, refinement, and durability, including downsizing.
The significant characteristics for CVJ greases in terms of their component base oils, thickener materials and performance enhancing additives are identified.
www.nlgi.com /technical_papers/9903.htm   (358 words)

 What is a CV Joint?
A CV joint, or constant velocity joint, is part of a drive shaft, the shaft that attaches to a car's transmission at one end and the wheel at the other.
CV joints are designed to be able to bend in any direction while continuing to turn the drive wheels at a constant velocity.
The CV joint is used in front wheel drive cars because of its ability to maintain a constant drive force to the wheels despite the many different kinds of movements in the front end of the car.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-a-cv-joint.htm   (371 words)

 CV joint (Constant Velocity joint) - Vehicle Terms, Parts and Abbreviations
CV joints (Constant Velocity Joints) allow a rotating driveshaft to transfer power through a variable angle, at constant rotational speed, without an appreciable increase in friction or play, freely allowing the wheel to move up and down with the suspension and rotate about a vertical axis for steering.
rear wheel drive cars with equipped with independent rear suspension typically use CV joints at the ends of the rear axle halfshafts.
AWD (all wheel drive) vehicles use them for all four half-axles and on the front-to-rear driveshaft (propeller shaft) as well.
www.diseno-art.com /encyclopedia/terms/CV_joint.html   (109 words)

 CV joint
A Constant Velocity Joints or CV joints are attached to each end of a drive shaft (see the picture).
The CV joints are needed to transfer the torque at a constant speed to steered wheels as well as to accommodate up and down motions of the suspension.
Different variations of ball-type CV joints are commonly used on the outer side of the drive shaft, while tripod-type CV joints mostly used on the inner side.
www.samarins.com /glossary/cv_joint.html   (310 words)

 Driveline Service - A general overview of BMW automotive universal joint driveshafts
The front half of a BMW driveshaft, (excepting early 1600's) is connected to the rear driveshaft with a universal joint and either a fixed or sliding spline.
A universal joint is a precision bearing, which allows for small angle changes from engine/transmission movement.
We created a proprietary universal joint, made to exacting specifications, that specifically eliminates the root cause of early BMW u-joint failure and allows subsequent repairs to be performed inexpensively.
www.driveshafts.com /bmw/bmw_u-joint-overview.html   (750 words)

A constant velocity joint is incorporated at the hub end of the drive shaft and is enclosed by a rubber boot.
The drive shaft is retained in position in the C/V joint by a round section spring ring, located in the end of the shaft, which expands into the chamfered end of the joint inner race bore.
Tilt the joint inner race, as shown in 'A', until one ball is released.
drcwww.uvt.nl /~bogaard/manual/fronsusp/11.htm   (825 words)

 Constant Velocity Joint Maintenance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A Constant Velocity, or "CV" joint is a special type of flexible couple that allows a shaft to rotate at a fixed speed regardless of the angle at which it is bent.
While CV joints are extremely effective in maintaining constant velocity during extreme angles, they are vulnerable to premature failure if exposed to dirt or moisture.
For that reason, constant velocity joints are protected with an accordion rubber boot that permits free movement but keeps the elements out.
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The time-rate change of velocity and is expressed as velocity divided by time or as distance divided by time squares, that is, in feet per second per second or feet per second squared.
A Constant Velocity Joint is one that provides consistent drive shaft speeds regardless of the operating angle of the joint.
The change in rotor blade velocity to compensate for a change in the distance between the center of mass of the rotor blade and the axis of rotation of the blade as the blade flaps or cones in flight.
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The axle pivots with what is called a constant velocity joint which accomplishes the same function as a universal joint.
The older model VWs had a flex joint only at the transmission end of the axle that was lubricated by the transmission grease.
To remove the CV joint from the axle remove the C clip from the end.
www.superbeetles.com /Tech_talk/oct2.htm   (642 words)

 Delphi Constant Velocity Joints
The Delphi Cross-groove Joints for propeller shafts can be used in high-speed applications where constant velocity operation is required.
The Delphi Double-offset Joint is widely used as an inboard plunging joint on front-wheel-drive vehicles where the nominal operating angle is high and small joint diameter is required.
Delphi’s Tripot Joint is an inboard constant velocity plunging joint that is ideal for applications requiring low stroke effort and large stroke-angle capacity in a small package.
www.delphi.com /manufacturers/auto/chsteer/steering/cvj   (327 words)

 Constant Velocity Joint FAQ
The joints should be periodically removed, cleaned, inspected, repacked with grease, and reinstalled.
This is due to the fact that wear on the joints tends to be directional, based upon the loading imposed during forward travel.
Tap on end of joint with hammer and deep socket (or partially opened vise grips) to ensure snap ring is fully seated in groove.
www.connact.com /~kgross/FAQ/944faqcv.html   (1501 words)

 Constant Velocity Joint, Prosorba Column Therapy For Rheumatoid Arthritis. Click here now!Constant Velocity Joint, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Additive, symmetric swelling of peripheral joints is the hallmark of the disease.
Although rheumatoid arthritis may present at any age, american academy of pain management constant velocity joint patients most commonly are first affected in the third to sixth decades.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an additive polyarthritis, with the sequential addition of involved joints, in contrast to the migratory or evanescent arthritis of systemic lupus erythematosus or the episodic arthritis of gout.
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 constant velocity joint grease - Topic Powered by eve community
From day one of owning my vehicles, I have exclusively used Mobil-I synthetic grease on my CV joints and wheel bearings, my Accord V6 with 56,0000 miles is still going strong and so is my Gurkha with 170,000 miles.
But now there is no need to moly - greases no leak from joints, have high drop points and good thermal stability (moly has good efficiency when it uses for very dirty parts - idlers and rollers of tracked equipment - or for parts which didn't hold grease - fifth-wheel device.
But it is impossible to purchase those CV joint greases in small quantities e.g 14 oz cartridges or 5 lb pails.
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 Constant Velocity Joint Boots help protect components., GKN Driveline
The company's new design of flexible sealing and protection "boots" for constant velocity joints significantly increases component protection and life.
Its key function for the lifetime of our new CVJ products requires careful attention to design and material selection, always taking into account the interactions between the CVJ and the boot.
GKN Driveline is the world's leading supplier of driveshafts with CVJs that are used to help transfer power from a vehicle's engine to its wheels.
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 (WO/1994/020259) CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT BOOT POSITIONING DEVICE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A sleeve (1 or 2) comprises a cylindrical portion (7) enveloping the outer constant velocity joint (13) and a conical portion (9) receiving the drive shaft (17).
A flexible constant velocity joint boot (27) for enclosing the open end of the constant velocity joint (13 or 37) is attached inside one end of an elongate cylinder (3).
The boot (27) expands over the sleeve (1 or 2), and hence over the outer constant velocity joint (13), and engages the drive shaft (17) on the other side of the outer constant velocity joint (13).
www.wipo.int /pctdb/en/wo.jsp?WO=1994/20259   (285 words)

 944 cv joint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A: CV Joints are similar to the universal joints used on some cars.
the joints from left to right and vice versa on a periodic basis.
Apply a small amount of CV joint grease to the inside of the boots.
www.tu-bs.de:8080 /~y0003315/cvjoint.html   (1271 words)

 Universal joint - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Europe, the device is often called the Cardan joint or Cardan shaft.
To prevent the jerky rotation of the axle or driven shaft there usually are two U-joints in a three part shaft assembly.
The second U-joint will convert the jerky movement back to an even, uniform speed of the third shaft - if both the driving and the driven shaft are parallel and the two universal joints are correctly aligned with each other.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Universal_joint   (510 words)

 Audi CV Joints - Audi CV Joint - CV Joints - CV Joint - Replacing CV Joint - Audi constant velocity joint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Audi CV inner joint wear is manifest with vibration, shuttering or torque steer upon straight line accelerating.
As the front suspension does its job of absorbing impacts and steering the vehicle wheels, the outer Audi CV joints also flexes vertically and horizontally approximately 3 times the distance as that of the inner drive shaft joint.
The Audi inner drive shaft joints movement is minimal due to its near proximity to the transmission.
www.blauparts.com /Transmission/cv_joint_boot_kit.htm   (868 words)

 Slipkote Specialty Lubricants Automotive CV Joint Greases
It provides superior extreme pressure and high temperature properties which are not found in CV Joint Greases offered by others in the Automotive OEM and Aftermarket Industry.
SLIPKOTE PREMIUM MOLY CV JOINT GREASE is a lithium thickened paraffinic base oil that is fortified with 3% molybdenum disulfide.
SLIPKOTE POLYUREA CV-JOINT GREASE is the recommended constant velocity joint lubricant with General Motors and on some Honda model front wheel drive vehicles.
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 Rzeppa Constant Velocity (CV) Joint
Basic operation of a CV joint is as follows:
The Rzeppa constant velocity (CV) joint is a ball-
A Rzeppa CV joint consists of a star-shaped
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 Performance Volkswagon Part - Cosmos, Constant Velocity and Joint Boot - Paramount Low Priced Catalog! (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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