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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-08-2000, 04:25 PM
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Axel shaft end play.

Are the axel shafts on a 35c supposed to move in and out of the tube. I have about a 1/8 to 1/4 inch of play. could this be bad axel bearings..
This is on my non c clip 89 wrangler. Thanks

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Re: Axel shaft end play.

i doubt it.. you would know if the bearing were bad! 1/8 is fine... a bit much, but nothing to run and fix

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Re: Axel shaft end play.

a small amount of play is fine. just be sure to inspect the retaining plate once in a while to make sure it has not deformed.


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Re: Axel shaft end play.

As long as you don't have any problems with gear oil/grease leakage, you should be in good shape. This could be a sign of bearing wear, but you will be able to hear the bearings as you spin the axle if it gets too bad. The play could also be the sign of a warped retaining plate. If you do decide to take the axleshaft out, a good trick is to only jack up the end you are working on so the axle dope won't spill out.

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Re: Axel shaft end play.

As long as you don't have any problems with gear oil/grease leakage, you should be in good shape. This could be a sign of bearing wear, but you will be able to hear the bearings as you spin the axle if it gets too bad. The play could also be the sign of a warped retaining plate. If you do decide to take the axleshaft out, a good trick is to only jack up the end you are working on so the axle dope won't spill out.

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