Truck Driveline Repair Services in Charlton, MA

Read on to find out all the different components of a driveline, warning signs of failure, and how to get yours repaired from our team at C. M. T. S.! 

The driveline plays a huge role in transferring rotational power from your engine to your wheels, allowing them to spin. Read on to find out all the different components of a driveline, warning signs of failure, and how to get yours repaired from our team at C. M. T. S.! 

What Components Make Up a Driveline?


The transmission converts engine power into different gear ratios, allowing your truck to achieve various speeds. Regular transmission fluid changes and inspections are necessary to prevent issues.


The driveshaft transfers torque from the transmission to the differential. It consists of a series of connected tubes with universal joints. Periodic inspections and greasing of universal joints help prevent driveline vibrations.


The differential distributes power to the wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds during turns. Regular differential fluid changes and inspections ensure proper lubrication and prevent excessive wear.


Axles connect the differential to the wheels, transmitting power and supporting the weight of the truck. Regular inspection of axle seals, bearings, and lubrication is crucial for longevity and safety.


Universal joints, also known as U-joints, provide flexibility and allow the driveshaft to adjust to changing angles. Greasing and periodic inspections prevent premature wear and driveline vibrations.

Signs of Heavy-Duty Driveline Failure

Nipping driveline issues in the bud is essential for preventing further damage and costly downtime. Be on the lookout for:  

  • Excessive driveline vibrations, especially at high speeds or during acceleration
  • Unusual clunking or grinding noises while shifting gears, accelerating, or decelerating
  • Difficulty shifting gears
  • Leaking fluids around the transmission, differential, or axle seals
  • Excessive vibration while turning
  • Loss of power or sluggish acceleration
  • Uneven or excessive tire wear 
  • Contaminated transmission or differential fluid, such as a milky appearance or a burning smell 
  • Any illuminated warning lights related to the driveline on the dashboard
  • Inconsistent fuel efficiency

If your driveline is showing any of these signs, then bring your truck into C. M. T. S., Charlton, MA, immediately. Driveline issues can be easily resolved, but if left unchecked, they can develop into more expensive and potentially dangerous problems.

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