The differential is a vital part of the vehicle's drivetrain as it distributes power to the wheel. That power allows the vehicle to turn on different environments such as ice or dirt roads that are uneven.Epicyclic differential
The epicyclic differential uses a certain gearing to split evenly between the front and rear axles. An advantage is that it is compact along the axis, perfect for the drive train of a vehicle like a Toyota Prius. It can also be called the planetary gears since the axes of the planet gears revolve around the axis of the sun and ring gears.Common used differentials
Two of the most common differentials are the open differential and limited-slip differentials. The open differential has various gears that allow the wheels to rotate at different times when turning The LSD services quite a few clutches and a spring pack that let the rims revolve at altered rates via distributing the torque.Common issues with a faulty differential
A bad differential can cause the vehicle to have difficulty steering, grinding or clunking noises, and wear.