Cardan drive shafts, like all steel shafts, have their main responsibility, and that is to provide for the rotation of the shaft while it is driven. The movement of the shaft is what causes the sound, so a good looking shaft would not be very helpful in improving the sound. It does not take long for the shaft to wear out, especially if they are exposed to abuse, and this year will eventually destroy the shaft.
What do we mean by abuse? Well, use the same problems that are causing the noise to become louder, and a cardan drive shafts will not work as it should, nor cause the same noise when it goes in the socket. When looking at these shafts, look for cracks that show on the top surface, these will show up on the inside. These cracks can start anywhere on the shaft, so it is best to make sure you look at the entire shaft.
Even though this may seem easy, the root cause of the noise will actually get worse if you do not repair the crack. That is not the case, because once the crack gets too bad, it will continue to expand and fill the entire hole, therefore defeating the purpose of being able to spin the shaft in the first place. The easiest way to prevent this is to lubricate the whole shaft. Make sure you apply lubricant on the inside of the shaft.
You do not need to lubricate the entire shaft, but if you want to protect the drive shaft more, you can put some oil on the inside. This should give you some protection, especially for the outside. Do not lubricate the end of the shaft, this is a time consuming and expensive job.
If you decide to try and find the root cause of the noise, it will be a waste of time and money if you do not use the correct way to test the shaft. If you are not familiar with the process, you can hire a professional who will help you find the root cause of the noise.
One way to go about finding the root cause of the noise is to take the cardan drive shafts and spin it until you hear a snapping sound. If you feel the shaft is pulling away from the shaft head, and if it is still not spinning properly, you may want to change the lubricant you put on the shaft.
Some lubricants are designed for different thicknesses of shafts, some lubricants are heavier, while others are thinner. If you have a thick shaft, you will need to find a lubricant that is thinner, this is due to the thickness of the shaft.
Lubricating will also remove the extra sound stops in the shaft that play the role of making a sound. Some lubricants will eliminate these stops.
If you cannot find the root cause of the noise, you will want to contact your local electrician. They will be able to replace the pipe that creates the noise, because there is no sound produced.
If you cannot find the root cause of the noise, you will have to replace the pipe that makes the noise, which is usually inside the cardan drive shaft. If you cannot find the cause of the noise, you may have to replace the entire shaft.
It will be important to note that if you decide to replace the entire shaft, it may be worth your while to replace the root cause of the noise, because replacing the root cause will make the noise louder, and harder to remove. On the other hand, if you decided to look for the root cause of the noise, you may need to replace the entire shaft.
The root cause of the noise, if you were able to find it, will determine how you repaired it. Also, it may be important to note that if you are replacing the entire shaft, it will be important to keep in mind that the shaft will now have to come apart, this is due to the fact that you removed it during the time the noise was inside the shaft.