No, they usually have something called a CV (constant velocity) joint which is sort of same, same but different.
On front engine/rear wheel drive cars there is always a universal joint on the drive shaft. If your looking to buy one, you could check with your dealer's parts department. They either will have one, or can order you one.
this link is for front wheel joint but maybe you can find something therehttp://www.pavementsucks.com/tech/hub.php
a universal joint holder.
Ratchet with appropriate deep socket and a universal-joint for the back bolts. Then add a long entension (6"+) behind the universal-joint for the front. There's a small clearance at the top lip of the drawer on each side to access the nuts.
The first universal joint was created by Londoner Robert Hooke, a scientist of the 17th century.
A worn out Universal joint in the rear driveshaft.
If it is a front wheel drive vehicle it could be a bad CV joint. In a rear wheel drive car it could be a bad universal joint.
The universal joint is typically used for mechanical parts that need a full range of movement at a specific part or "joint." Universal joints are used in automobiles and farming machines, along with many other mechanical equipment.
its between the front drive shaft yoke and universal joint on the transfer case side, so put down your zig zags and grab that wrench and a pair of snapring pliers and get to work
a cv (constant velocity) joint is used to transmit power from drive train (engine, transmission) to the wheels like universal joints, but also allows wheels to turn (steer) in front drive vehicles
cv joint or universal joint
Could be a universal joint. If front wheel drive, it could be the constant velocity joint. I am assuming you have an automatic transmission. If it is a standard transmission, it could be the throwout bearing.
drive universal jount
The universal joint is used to transfer drive (power) from one shaft to another when they are inclined (non collinear) to each other.
The rear universal joint on a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder should be replaced when it becomes worn out or broken. Symptoms of a worn joint include rough handling and suspension issues.
I think it might be a ball and socket joint of a universal joint.
it is the universal joint front or rear have someone outside vehicle listen to where its coming from front or back. front of driveshaft or back of driveshaft to rear end.
About $ 12.00
Rear wheel drive: Possibly a worn universal joint on the drive shaft. Front wheel drive: possibly worn CV joints on the front drive shafts.
You may be thinking of the "universal joint" in mechanics or a ball and socket joint, such as the shoulder or hip, in the skeletal system.
Remove the rear U-Joint and be very careful not to loose caps or any needle bearings. Uses lock rings to hold it in place. Tape it together with duck tape. Now pull the drive shaft out of the transmission and remove the front U-Joint from the driveshaft and replace it. Reinstall in reverse order.
You most likely have a bad universal joint. This universal joint is located in the drive line of the vehicle and needs replaced as soon as possible.