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Tips on inspecting your front-wheel-drive car's constant velocity (CV) joint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #291 Sep 1988 (v.38#7) pg. 97

Driveline inspection and maintenance on four-wheel-drive vehicles.
HOME MECHANIX #761 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 (v.87) pg. 18

Maintaining constant velocity joints.
HOME MECHANIX #780 Nov 1993 (v.89) pg. 47

Tip: How to prevent rust from forming on the slip yoke of a 4-wheel drive shaft.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1982 (v.7#5) pg. 14

Switch a 3.00:1 rear axle ratio to 4.00:1.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #444 May 1965 (v.61) pg. 109

How to replace universal joints.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #610 Mar 1979 (v.75) pg. 132

Special section on front wheel drive cars. Includes routine service information for GM J-car & X-car, Ford Escort/Lynx, Chrysler Omni/Horizon & K-car, VW Rabbit, Honda, and Mazda.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #636 May 1981 (v.77) pg. 69

How to get the clunk out of your driveline. Repairing universal joints.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1967 (v.128#6) pg. 158

How to troubleshoot your car's differential.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1970 (v.133#1) pg. 140

How to care for driveshafts and universal joints.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. 156

PM 1975 Car Care Guide. Engine and drive train: How they work and how to keep them working.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1975 (v.143#5) pg. 126

Troubleshooting transmissions and drive trains. PM 1976 Car Care Guide.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 158

The rear axle or differential. How it works and how to take care of it.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1977 (v.147#1) pg. 86

Fifth Annual Car Care Guide. Part 3. The drive train.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1977 (v.147#5) pg. 155

PM 1979 Car Care Guide. Troubleshooting power train noise.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1979 (v.151#5) pg. 202

A look at servicing the four-wheel-drive AMC Eagle. Emphasis is on the Quadra-Trac transfer case.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1979 (v.152#3) pg. 94

Tip: How to check drive shaft universal joints.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1983 (v.160#5) pg. 22

Servicing constant-velocity joints like those found on front-wheel-drive automobiles.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1984 (v.161#6) pg. 37

How to maintain and repair four-wheel drive.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1985 (v.162#11) pg. 51

How to solve drivetrain problems. Looks at universal joint, front joint, broken mounts, seals, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1986 (v.163#9) pg. 99

Servicing constant-velocity joints.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1988 (v.165#2) pg. 147
Added Info POPULAR MECHANICS May 1988 (v.165#5) pg. 10

Tips on locating all of the grease fittings when lubricating the double-cardan universal joint found in many 4-wheel-drive vehicles.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1988 (v.165#8) pg. 28

Tip on installing a replacement U-joint equipped with a grease fitting.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1990 (v.167#4) pg. 26

Curing driveline vibrations. Troubleshooting bearings, U-joints, differential, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1990 (v.167#11) pg. 127

Advice on replacing a universal joint on a vehicle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1997 (v.174#8) pg. 103

Tip on using a reversed brake drum like a slide hammer to remove an axle shaft.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1998 (v.175#6) pg. 144

Diagnosing and repairing wheel vibration. Looks at tires, drive train and steering.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1999 (v.176#8) pg. 115

How to pick the correct rear axle ratio for your car.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1969 (v.195#6) pg. 90

Tip: Marking the drive shaft before removal to change universal joint.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1980 (v.217#1) pg. 114

Cures for front-drive ills. How to trouble-shoot front-drive noises.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1983 (v.223#5) pg. 137

Tip: Secure bearing caps with tape when removing a drive shaft.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1984 (v.224#5) pg. 169

Tip: Use a slide hammer to remove grease seals.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1987 (v.230#2) pg. 125

Tip on removing rear axles in a rear-drive car.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1987 (v.230#5) pg. 110

Trick for tightening or loosening bolts on a flywheel.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1988 (v.232#5) pg. 123

The pro's and con's of front wheel drive.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1979 pg. 65

Method for determining rear axle ratio on a car with enclosed drive shaft and manual transmission.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #163 Feb 1990 (v.14#7) pg. 26

Tips on suitable lubricants for differentials equipped with bronze ring gears.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #169 Aug 1990 (v.15#1) pg. 29
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #170 Sep 1990 (v.15#2) pg. 30

Fluid coupling drive servicing with an emphasis on the various Chrysler designs (circa 1946-48).
SKINNED KNUCKLES #175 Feb 1991 (v.15#7) pg. 15

Tip on extracting a broken axle shaft from inside the housing.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #189 Apr 1992 (v.16#9) pg. 28

Understanding the conventional and constant velocity (CV) universal joints used in automobiles.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #210 Jan 1994 (v.18#6) pg. 29

Rebuilding the U-joint on a 1931 Packard drive line using a modern replacement.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #213 Apr 1994 (v.18#9) pg. 30

Chrysler A404 Torqueflite transaxle. Part 3. Driveshaft service.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #219 Oct 1994 (v.19#3) pg. 15

Recycled differentials. Tips on selecting replacement gears.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #225 Apr 1995 (v.19#9) pg. 24
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #227 Jun 1995 (v.19#11) pg. 33

Cars of the 1930s. When to replace gears (timing, oil pump, starter, transmission or rear axle).
SKINNED KNUCKLES #226 May 1995 (v.19#10) pg. 17

Servicing the postwar Volkswagen Beetle. Part 18. Double-jointed axles.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #250 May 1997 (v.21#10) pg. 28

Servicing the postwar Volkswagen Beetle. Part 19. Removing and installing a transaxle.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #251 Jun 1997 (v.21#11) pg. 19

Chevrolet Corvair. Rear axle servicing.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #269 Dec 1998 (v.23#5) pg. 29