## What is the maximum working angle for a universal joint?

Maximum working angle is 40° for single and 80° for double joint sizes 13 – 45. This reduces to 30° and 60° respectively for size 50 and upwards.

## What is an acceptable driveline angle?

Driveline angles should be equal to or within 1° of each other. When checking driveshaft angles, be sure all tires are inflated to their normal operating pressure. Park the vehicle on the surface which is as nearly level as possible both from front to back and from side to side.

**How much angle can a CV joint handle?**

These are also referred to as AC (angular contact) joints. Depending on the specific manufacturer, a typical outboard CV joint will allow a maximum articulation angle of about 47 to 50 degrees (naturally, a higher maximum angle will allow a smaller turning circle).

**What is a double cardan U joint?**

A double Cardan joint consists of two universal joints mounted back to back with a center yoke; the center yoke replaces the intermediate shaft.

### Which tool is used to measure U-joint working angles?

The Anglemaster® provides a high level of accuracy and ease of use in measuring angles and slopes. This tool was originally designed to measure driveshaft angles in order to avoid any vibration problems associated with incorrect driveshaft and universal joint working angles.

### What should the angle of a U-joint be?

These u-joint angles should always be at least 1-degree to avoid wearing out the yoke bearings. U-joints fail at 30* degrees. Pinion Angles (SIngle Carden Driveshaft) – The pinion angle should be the opposite of the transmission (or transfer case) angle.

**What is the correct U-joint angle for a drive shaft?**

The improper u-joint angles must be corrected. Ideally, the operating angles on each end of the driveshaft should be equal to or within 1 degree of each other, have a 3* degree maximum operating angle and have at least 1/2 of a degree continuous operating angle.

**How much does pinion angle affect u-joints?**

A 3/4 of a degree change in the pinion angle will change the u-joint operating angle about 1/4 of a degree. Always take the time to call the vehicle manufacturer if there are unusual u-joint operating angle problems.

#### What is the U-joint angle of a yoke bearing?

These u-joint angles should always be at least 1-degree to avoid wearing out the yoke bearings. The u-joint operating angle is the angle formed by two yokes connected by a cross and bearing kit. There are two kinds of u-joint angles.