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VIDEO: What Is A Universal Joint?

U-joints are most commonly found on the rear axles of light trucks, SUVs and rear-wheel-drive passenger cars.

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In 1844, Edmund Morewood got a patent for a metal coating machine that used a part called a “universal joint” to accommodate small alignment errors between the engine and rolling mill shafts. But in the automotive universe, it’s the late Clarence W. Spicer who gets credit for inventing the universal joint that we’re more familiar with. 

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