The Heavy-Duty Axle
The axle serves a crucial function by channelling power from the transmission straight to the wheels. The axle shafts are connected to the differential and distribute varying torque levels to the wheels. This enables your truck to move both forward and backward effectively. Keeping your axles in top shape is vital, especially if your vehicle faces rigorous tasks and challenging road conditions. Put simply, the health of your axle is a linchpin for your truck's overall stability and efficiency.
Axle Shaft Repairs and Warning Signs to Keep an Eye On
Without the axle shaft, torque would not get transferred to the wheels. Noticeable symptoms of damage you shouldn't ignore include:
- Unusual performance hiccups
- Audible disturbances like grinding or clunking
Damaged axle shafts often need to be replaced. Problems can arise from issues like snapping, warping, or spline wear. A twisted shaft spins inefficiently. A snapped one won’t turn, and worn splines compromise torque transfer. At Ontario Mobile in the Windsor area, we guarantee quality repairs and replacements, ensuring your light to heavy-duty fleet performs at its optimum level.
Bearings enable smooth, frictionless rotation and are essential for axle shafts and other rotating parts. Without adequately functioning bearings, friction and resistance can quickly cause overheating. They are critical in supporting the joints, axles, and transmission against damage. Consistent bearing upkeep is essential for superior performance and efficient power distribution. Keep your heavy-duty vehicle at peak condition and extend its longevity with bearing maintenance or replacement.
Symptoms and Bearing Repairs:
Our skilled mechanics frequently use bearing packers to extend bearing longevity and re-lubricate the rollers. These packers meticulously grease the races, rollers, and bearings in a sealed environment to prevent contamination. When left unattended, bearings can fail to avoid friction and lead to overheating. Signs that you may have a compromised bearing include:
- Overheating, often due to poor lubrication or excessive temperatures
- Wheel wobble or play
- Scraping or grinding noises
- Visible grease leakage
Axle and bearing maintenance is not just a good practice—it is critical for your fleet's performance. Let Ontario Mobile ensure that every facet of your axles stays in top form. We offer help so communities can maintain a highly efficient and reliable trucking experience. We offer comprehensive fleet services from A to Z to help your business soar.