10.3. Power shafts

Power shafts - the general information

From side gear wheels of differential the torque developed by the engine is transferred to forward (leading) wheels by means of two power shafts of unequal length.

Each shaft is equipped with the internal and external hinge of equal angular speeds (HEAS). Pins of external hinges are supplied with the vents providing a joint coupling with wheel naves. From the outer side of naves of a pin of hinges are fixed by big stupichny nuts. Internal hinges also by means of shlits are entered into the sliding connection with side gear wheels of differential and are fixed by means of lock rings. The right power shaft is equipped with a damper of tortional fluctuations, allowing to reduce substantially the level of vibrations at the movement of the car.