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What is a drive shaft?


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Rear wheel drive...connects the transmission to the rear end. Transfers power from the motor to the rear axle. Front wheel drive... connects the transmission to each front axle. Usually refered to as CV or drive axle. Same purpose. The drive shaft contains the rod that takes energy from the engine and transmits it to the drive wheels of a car.