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U-Joint Couplings


U-joint Couplings (Fixture Joints)


U-joint couplings, or fixture joints, are couplings located at the end of the steering column. They allow for the transmission of movement from the steering wheel to the wheels. They absorb normally occurring angle shifts and vibrations, such as those produced in front wheel drive vehicles.


They are composed of two yokes and a cross with four bearings that allow for articulated movement while the steering column is turning.

U-joint Couplings (Fixture Joints) components:

ETMA’s u-joint couplings are made for all types of vehicles (car, vans, SUVs, trucks, semis, and others).

ETMA’s products are manufactured under the same quality standards as those of OE (Original Equipment). Many of ETMA’s products are used as OEM parts by other manufacturing companies.

ETMA’s u-joint couplings are produced from specially selected steels. These steels undergo a thoroughly controlled heat treatment (HT) process in ETMA’s own Heat Treatment Division.

The achieved steel microstructure conferred on our products by the HT provides a, hard, wear-resistant outer surface. The core remains soft and tough and thus resistant to cut and torsion stresses.

Original equipment can be replaced by ETMA’s aftermarket equivalents without compromising quality or durability.

 ETMA simplifies and reduces equipment maintenance!