Word forms: (regular plural) cardan shafts
( Automotive engineering : Vehicle components , Engine, transmission, and exhaust )
A cardan shaft is the drive shaft between the gearbox and the back axle.
Power is transmitted via cardan shafts to the final drives at the front ends of the forward and rear chassis.
The cardan shaft is fitted with universal joints at each end, so that it can adapt itself to the inequalities
of the drive.
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