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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2002, 11:42 AM
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axle slop on \'03

2003 renegade. How much slop should be in the axles on a stock jeep. I can move the wheels in and out about 1/8" on both sides. This is causing the brakes to not center and rub the rotors to the point of being annoying. I say they should be pretty tight but never ran into this before. Some quick help is appreciated. The dealer already replaced the rotors and told me the stocks were warped. Wrong again. Now they want to dig into the differential looking for the noise. If this is where they tighten up the axle I'm ok with it. Thanks.
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Re: axle slop on \'03

Should still be under warranty, right? So what are you worried about? Or did you actually take it off the pavement and now they won't honor the warranty [img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2003, 09:08 AM
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Re: axle slop on \'03

Yes it is under warranty. The thing is their original diagnosis was wrong (warped rotors) and they wanted to tear into the differential. I was absolutely certain that the noise I was hearing was from the calipers and also wondered why the axles moved laterally (more than I thought they should). I spoke with the guy at the shop and convinced him to look in the caliper area again before opening the differential. As it ends up, the flange on the end of the axle was out of spec and was causing the caliper to slide back and forth. This sliding on the pins was the noise that was driving me crazy. It makes me sick to go to dealers for work. I get the feeling they just guess until they find the problem.
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Re: axle slop on \'03

that feeling is right, the majority of people at stealerships are they to get thier weekly paycheck and go home. they dont take pride in thier work
post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-17-2003, 08:00 PM
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Re: axle slop on \'03

not real familiar with KJ, but i assume it's a unit bearing rear axle and not an on shaft bearing / c-clip axle. unit bearing (non c-clip) axles should have zero endplay. If u have 1/8", u have failed the wheel bearing.
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