Motorcraft® Inboard CV Joints


Front-wheel driveshafts can be identified by the type of CV joints used on each end of the driveshafts. There are three basic types of inboard CV joints. Motorcraft® offers a number of CV joints within these categories.


Motorcraft® CV Plunge Joint


  • The inboard CV plunge joint changes the length of the drive axle to accommodate changing road conditions 


Motorcraft® Rzeppa and Tripod Joints (Double Offset)


  • The Rzeppa and Tripod joints are made into plunging-type joints, called double-offset joints, by elongating the grooves in the joint housing
  • The double-offset design is available as a complete unit only, with all parts matched
  • The tripod housing and boots are sold separately in most cases


Motorcraft® Cross Groove Joint


  • The cross groove is a plunge joint that uses a cage, inner and outer races and a matched set of six balls
  • The cross groove joint is available as a complete unit only