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Drivetrain

Driveshaft and CVJoint Replacement Parts

Shaftec , launched in February 2014 and have already been incredibly well received by the aftermarket.

 

Increase in Sales

Driveshafts and CV joints come under increasing pressure during the winter months. If the boots on the CV joints split, water ingress and salt can corrode the internals of the joint. After a very wet winter and with the poor quality of some UK roads, the combination results in high-demand in the aftermarket for these parts throughout the year.

The success of Shaftec’s range is due to providing a complete solution for customers. Shaftec ensures a great product, accurately catalogued and with same-day delivery. With the varying options of vehicles available – petrol/diesel, manual/automatic/CVT/SMG/Tiptronic, ABS/ Non-ABS and so on – the range needs to be extremely comprehensive. With access to order from over 5,000 re-manufactured driveshaft parts and 1,200 CV joints, covering over 17,000 vehicles.

Common Premature Failures

There are some vehicles which have higher driveshaft and CV joint failure rates.

Examples include:


FO234R for Focus ST Focus ST Mk2 2.5 2005>

Reasons for driveshaft failure include the inner flange leaking grease and then running dry. The 3 roller bearings rub against the housing causing metal-to-metal friction. A groove is created, causing vibration on gear change. The Focus ST is highly torqued and quick acceleration can put extra pressure on the transmission system, causing premature failure.

CV1222N for Volvo XC90 3.2 2010>

The OEM driveshaft and CV joint fitted as standard by Volvo are known to have a high premature failure rate. The Volvo XC90 CV joints are known for having a brittle ABS ring, corroding and breaking with usage of the vehicle.

Remanufacturing

Significant cost savings can be made by using good quality “remanufactured” parts, which work just as well as brand new parts. Shaftec has an in-house driveshaft production program, in order to eliminate potential mistakes that can occur during a remanufacturing process. Every Shaftec driveshaft has a unique batch number, to control the production process throughout the build cycle. Any driveshaft with visual signs of damage, not consistent with wear and tear, will not enter into the remanufacturing process. These and other tight controls, ensure only the highest quality remanufactured driveshafts are sold on. Inspections of all necessary checks are carried out throughout the process.

New to Range

Range development is fundamental to Shaftec’s successful offering; recent additions to the range include the following applications:

Part No.

Description

Application

FO293R

Driveshaft

FORD C MAX MK2 1.6 TDCI 2010>

VA263LR

Driveshaft

VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 2.0 CDTI 2008>

CV1687N

CV Joint

HYUNDAI I20 1.2 2009>

 

Benefits

  • Technical support lines offering accurate and efficient advice.
  • Combined product knowledge spanning over 50 years.
  • Largest and most comprehensive range available in Europe.
  • Accurate product details and cataloguing are available with ongoing website updates, featuring free VRM look-ups.
  • Continual development with regular additions of new-to-range products.
  • Warranty covering 2 years/ 24,000 miles – whichever comes first.

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