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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-21-2001, 12:20 PM
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Front axle-shaft end play

I'm trying to pin down an annoying sound under the front of my CJ (who isn't). In doing so, I noticed that the passenger side axle-shaft in the D30 had about 3/16" of play side-to-side. I can grab the u-joint in the steering knuckle and move the shafts back and forth (no play at the joint, just the shafts). Is this normal, or is it time for fixing?

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Re: Front axle-shaft end play


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-21-2001, 04:19 PM
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Re: Front axle-shaft end play

Uh ... what does 'TTT' mean? Time To Trash-it?

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Re: Front axle-shaft end play

Maybe TTT means to the top?
Either way, there should be some play, 3/16 sounds fine to me. It really is an issue with your hub. Just make sure the c clip on the end of the shaft in the hub hasn't come off.

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Re: Front axle-shaft end play

I bet pigpen is right. The c-clip on the end of the stub shaft probably came off or just isn't there. I don't know that this would cause any noises though.

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