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High quality drive shaft

Our most popular drive shaft applications are ready to ship when you place your order. And with more than 90% of our part numbers produced in our China manufacturing facilities, XINLAN can produce and ship almost any available drive shaft within three business days.

Looking for the best quality and competition-proven parts, then look no

further than XINLAN Driveline.


Xinlan has a long history of successfully designing and producing OEM replacement driveshafts and custom driveshafts. When you need high performance and durability to reach the finish line, you need a custom drivetrain from a driveshaft shop that understands custom vehicles.

Xinlan employees have years of comprehensive expertise. This enables us to design and manufacture a specific custom driveshaft for your application, ensuring you get the perfect fit every time. We’ve seen and found a solution to any problem you have.

If your driveline is damaged and you wish to repair the driveshaft, our staff will be able to fix the problem. If you need a replacement, we offer custom and high performance driveshafts for sale that will do the right job.

Welcome to XINLAN Driveline!


We’ve Got You Covered

All new & ready to install

Built from scratch using all-new components, assembled, balanced and shipped ready-to-install.

Reliable construction

OE materials and design specifications for safe operation.

Broadest coverage

XINLAN leads the aftermarket with popular front and rear drive shaft applications available.

Built to last

Backed by limited lifetime warranty.

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At XINLAN, we understand how important driveshafts are to the operation of your vehicle. As the primary link between engine power to the wheels, having a high-quality driveshaft means you can keep moving and working longer without worrying about failure. To meet the needs of all our customers, XINLANa offers a wide selection of products – from various brackets, U-joints, conversion or combination U-joints, load bearing or center bearings, and even complete drive shaft assemblies.

Drive shaft on a truck.

A PTO shaft is a component of the driveline in a vehicle whose purpose is to transfer torque from the transmission to the differential, which then transfers that torque to the wheels to move the vehicle. Driveshafts are primarily used to transmit torque between spacer components, as different components must be located in different locations on the vehicle. Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive cars must have a long driveshaft connecting the rear axle to the transmission because these components are located on opposite sides of the car.

The PTO shaft is used differently in different vehicles and varies widely in cars with front-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, and the aforementioned front-engine rear-wheel drive configurations. Driveshafts are also used in other vehicles such as motorcycles, locomotives, and ships. Below is the driveshaft configuration for a normal front-engine rear-wheel drive vehicle (some gearboxes are at the back).


Drive shaft workshop

A vehicle’s driveline (or pto shaft) combines several components separate from the engine and transmission. It consists of a driveshaft, axles, wheels, differentials, and joints – all parts are often referred to as the drivetrain. These components work together to control the vehicle. Driveline repair service and driveshaft replacement may be required when any system component is physically or structurally damaged, worn, rusted, or damaged.


Symptoms of a bad drivetrain

When you cannot steer correctly, or you think there is a problem with the drivetrain, you must arrange to have it checked at your local Newland auto repair center as soon as possible. A technician can inspect the drivetrain and provide information on the necessary repairs to restore your vehicle to safe operating conditions. This commonly means replacing worn-out components, but it may also require replacing the entire system. Entire drivetrain replacements are more common in older cars.

Drive shaft balance

If the vehicle seems to shake when you press the gas pedal, you may need to service the driveline or balance the driveshaft. You may also hear loud hard noises when changing vehicles. This indicates a possible problem with the joint. Technicians can inspect your vehicle for leaks, cracks in the casing, damage to individual components, and overall wear to determine proper repair procedures.

Drivetrain Repair

If you experience the above vehicle symptoms, please drive your vehicle to Xinlan and have it checked by our professional technicians. They can look for specific areas of concern and offer repair recommendations for any component of the drivetrain that requires it. Such inspections and repairs keep your vehicle safe and in top condition on the road.

How much can you save by

replacing your own driveshaft?

If you have a supermini, such as a Fiat 500 or Ford Fiesta, you may only need spares for £200-300 – your Haynes manual will guide you through the driveshaft replacement procedure step by step.

Larger cars like the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra cost more for PTO shafts, while sports cars can easily cost over £1,000. That’s because PTO shafts are heavy, complex components that transmit torque from the gearbox to the wheels—they need to be strong.

With these costs in mind, it’s not hard to see why you’d want to install the new drive shaft yourself, rather than paying the garage up to around £400 for labour to have it installed for you.

How does the drive shaft work?

The drive shaft of a car is a vital component. Your engine and transmission are the dream team, but if all their good work doesn’t work, it’s all in vain.

Driveshafts are tasked with handling potentially huge torques, which means they fail over time. They might snap, splines might snap little by little, or you might even bend one if you hit something particularly unbearable.

If any of that happens, you either leave the car in place and haul it home or, if it’s drivable, deal with it as soon as possible.

Replacing a driveshaft is a simple task that a home mechanic can accomplish without fear. This is just one example of a thorough, secure, and trustworthy Haynes manual.

A very brief summary of the task:

1.Remove the cotter pin from the hub nut, then unscrew the hub nut so it’s loose but still connected.
2.Jack up the car, remove the front wheel and remove the brake calipers. Completely remove the hub nuts.
3.Loosen the nut on the lower ball joint to separate the hub assembly from the lower arm. Pull the hub away from the drive shaft and release the outermost end
4.Remove the drive shaft end from the gearbox.
5.Install a new driveshaft. Be sure to tighten the hub nuts to the torque specified by the manufacturer.

    5 signs of a failing drive shaft

    A bad driveshaft can sometimes be very difficult to diagnose if it’s in the early stages of failing, but imminent drive shaft failure should be more obvious. Here are some symptoms to keep an eye and ear out for when diagnosing drive shaft problems:


    Can you feel a slight shake through the steering wheel or is it more of a seat-of-your-pants thing, where the shaking is making itself felt via the driver’s seat? Vibrations are often caused by a wheel that’s thrown a balance but can also be a sign of a drive shaft problem.


    Worn drive shaft joints can cause a loud clunking, which usually appears suddenly rather than getting louder over time. 

    Clicking when turning

    This failing driveshaft symptom is quite distinctive and only makes itself heard when you’re making a right or left (or both) turn, with the wheels at an angle. This is a sure sign of a worn CV joint. Ignore this at your peril because further wear will stop the wheels from turning smoothing, potentially upsetting the car’s handling.

    Juddering when accelerating

    This unusual symptom is a sign of universal joint or bearing issues. It can occur when you’re moving off from a standstill or even from a low speed.


    Your drive shaft’s joints are usually packed with grease to keep friction to a minimum. But if the rubber gaiters (shown below) that hold the grease in place become damaged, the grease will leak out and grit and grime will get in. That’s very bad news for moving parts because they’ll wear out faster.

    Underbody squeaks when you’re on the move are likely to indicate that your gaiters need to be replaced.

    We can custom manufacture driveshafts with unmatched strength and durability to meet the specific

    needs of your custom vehicle.

    Your custom vehicle needs.

    We can custom manufacture driveshafts with unmatched strength and durability to meet specific