Automotive Glossary

Constant-Velocity Joint

Constant-Velocity Joint

A CVjoint is a type of universal joint, usually used between the front half-shafts and front wheels/spindles in a front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicle. CV joints are engineered to tansmit torque more smoothly (compared with universal joints) as they move through two planes (i.e. up/down and to a certain degree, forward/backward). They are also less prone to driveline vibrations.

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