10. Axes and power shafts

Power shafts transfer torque from the engine, the transmission and differential to forward wheels. In a transmission case power shafts fasten shlitsevy connections with semi-axial gear wheels of differential. Fixing of a shlitsevy tip of the internal hinge of a power shaft in a semi-axial gear wheel is made by a spring lock ring. At installation the lock ring contracts, entering a shaft flute. After the shaft is completely established in a semi-axial gear wheel of differential, the lock ring is unclenched and fixes shlitsevy a tip from axial movement. External hinges of power shafts fasten to the naves of forward wheels established on bearings. Fastening of a shaft to a nave is carried out by a nut with a fillet. For a nut otvorachivaniye exception the fillet of a nut is bent in dredging of a power shaft. The side play between a nave and a power shaft is eliminated with an arrangement of shlits. Vents in a nave are located directly, and vents on a shaft are executed at a small angle. Various execution of shlits provides connection with a preliminary tightness, that is the motionless landing excluding all adjustments.

Hinges of equal angular speeds (CV JOINTS) are installed from two parties of a power shaft. All external CV JOINTS - the Birfield type, and internal - tripoidny or ball type. CV JOINTS of tripoidny type are used for prevention of transfer of vibrations of the engine through power shafts on a car body. CV JOINTS are necessary for torque transmission and compensation of the movement of a forward suspension bracket. Also, CV JOINTS allow to change length of a power shaft and to transfer torque under constantly changing corners.