Every commercial vehicle or a truck has a differential in it. Some are built into the transaxle while others are separate components that connect the transmission output to the drive wheels.
When your truck is making a turn at a corner, the wheels on the outside of the turn drive farther and rotate faster than the wheels on the inside. This is where a differential comes into play. It is what allows the drive wheels to turn at different speeds while still supplying torque to the wheels.
In order to achieve this, the differential makes use of a series of gears which rotate in sync with one another while still transmitting power. The differential inside your truck is what enables your truck to drive around a curve without the tires skipping and sliding along the road.
The differential is an integral and important part of your truck’s drivetrain. The drivetrain of your truck works along with the engine to get the wheels moving. It works in sync with the transmission and facilitates the turning of your truck's left and right wheels at different speeds during turns. The differential is located between two wheels and attached to each wheel by an axle shaft.
Some common symptoms of issues in the differential are -
If you are in or nearby Edinburg you are lucky. The good news is that there’s really only one thing you need to know when it comes to your truck’s differential: The technicians at US 281 Truck & Trailer Services LLC understand everything there is to know about truck differentials, even the limited slip differentials used in many of today’s trucks.
They are highly skilled and experienced techs who know how to test them, and how to fix them when they aren’t working properly.
Our technicians can handle everything from a simple leak to a complete rebuild and get your truck on the road, as fast as possible.
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