349 2nd Ave NE, Waite Park, MN 56387 • (320) 253-7944
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Lenny's Crossroads Automotive provides U-Joint Replacement services to Waite Park, MN, Saint Cloud, MN, Sartell, MN, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Lenny's Crossroads Automotive

Universal joints, often referred to as u-joints, are flexible couplings that serve an important role on your vehicle. One of the primary duties of a u-joint is to transmit the rotational force between the transmission, the driveshaft, and the differentials, which are responsible for turning your vehicle’s drive wheels. As a critical linking component, a u-joint should be flexible enough to compensate for angle and alignment changes between the driveshaft and differentials. U-joints consist of four legs, or trunnions, that extend from the center cross, or body. The legs are covered with bearing caps and are housed within the yoke, which is designed to pivot and spin as they rotate with the driveshaft. Although many original equipment u-joints are sealed, some aftermarket u-joints are greasable and should be lubricated periodically. Understanding the type of u-joints on your vehicle will help you determine the proper maintenance intervals and decide when a u-joint should be replaced.

Why Should You Have U-Joint Replacement Services Performed at Lenny's Crossroads Automotive?

Clicking, squeaking, and grinding noises while driving are warning signs that your u-joints may require replacement. The cost of replacing your u-joint can be cheaper than the major repairs you may face if a worn u-joint is left untreated. Vibrations and rattling noises are key indicators of a faulty u-joint. Grinding noises may be an indication of metal on metal, which will cause u-joints to wear out quickly. Because they are subject to torque and force from the engine, u-joints may bend. On older vehicles, u-joints will rust, adding surface resistance onto the joints, making them less able to turn as they once did. Routine inspections of your u-joints have been known to prevent more expensive repairs. Replacing your u-joints at the first sign of trouble will also help prevent failure in your vehicle’s driveline. When you need new u-joints, give us a call.

We proudly service the U-Joint Replacement needs of customers in Waite Park, MN, Saint Cloud, MN, Sartell, MN, and surrounding areas.

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About Us

With 30 years in business, it's no surprise that customers in Waite Park, MN, Saint Cloud, MN, Sartell, MN, and surrounding areas choose Lenny's Crossroads Automotive for their auto repairs and tires. Our ASE-certified technicians can handle everything from brakes, tires, and transmissions to alternators, starters, and generators.  Use our online diagnostic center to tell us what's wrong with your car, and learn how to fix it. Enter your car's year, make and model, and answer a few basic questions. From simple, to complex, and everything in between, and for all makes and models, we are the place to call when you need repairs. Choose our fast, friendly garage when you need repairs in Waite Park. Call for an appointment today.

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Phone: (320) 253-7944
Fax: (320) 253-1238
Address: 349 2nd Ave NE
Waite Park, MN 56387
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