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Up down play in T-case yokes

I've got some play in my T-case yokes, both front and rear. I'm also getting a drivetrain clunking noise. Looking for the clunking noise is how I came across the yoke play. I can wiggle both my yokes up and down or side to side about 1/16". Wonder if this is a sign of worn bearings, not not properly torqued yoke nuts. Goinng to check the torque on them this weekend when I have a chance. Just wanted to check and see if anyone has any thoughts on this.
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Re: Up down play in T-case yokes

output yokes?
I would think it's your bearings and not the yoke nuts. The splines should still be tight even if the nut is slightly loose.
I wouldn't personaly worry about 1/16" on a dana 20. But that's just me. Start looking for another rear output, you need a spare anyway, and the front isn't spining on the street is it?
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Re: Up down play in T-case yokes

ok.. maybe I didn't word it right. I can grab the yoke and wigggle it up and down, i.e slop in bearings. If that yoke nut isn't all the way down, the bearing isn't going to be fully seated and loaded in its race. the yoke and the output shafts are loose, not the splines between the yoke and output shafts. maybe more than a 1/16", that's a guess. Whatever the play is, it's not good.

no the front isn't spinning on the street, but it still has slop up and down.
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[Edit:] delete stupid statement. Just realized your talking about the output shafts of the t-case. Don't know why I thought axles... [/Edit]
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LOL! Thanks for the thought anyway John.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Up down play in T-case yokes

I have the same deal. A friend of mine told me to tighten the nut and it will fix it. I never have tried it. Does this sound right? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: Up down play in T-case yokes

Might help if you told everyone that isn't psyhic (or knows your trash) that you have a D20 transfer case? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/deal.gif[/img]
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Re: Up down play in T-case yokes

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Might help if you told everyone that isn't psyhic (or knows your trash) that you have a D20 transfer case? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/deal.gif[/img]

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It also might help if you had the answer..... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
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Re: Up down play in T-case yokes

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It also might help if you had the answer..... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]

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Maybe it would be quicker to just go tighten the nuts instead of typing 16 posts over a three day period about it...
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Re: Up down play in T-case yokes

There is always a bit of slop in the dana 20 and especialy the np231, but 1/16 of an inch in each direction seems like a bit much, ost of the time you can feel it in the 20,300,18 ect but not see it.

Never heard of the tighten trick, but that may work, can't remember if the 20 has a snap ring in front of the bearing that holds it tight or not. Benn a long time since I worked on one.
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