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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-23-2002, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Drive shaft play?

I was under my Sammi today just checkin and i noticed that i have some play in the rear drive shaft.
I can turn the shaft about 3/4 to 1/2 turn.....is this too much?
I dont hear any nois when driving, everything seems to work ok..just seemed to be a lot of play,....just wandering if this is normal.......?????
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Re: Drive shaft play?

One-half INCH is okay. One-half TURN is a bad thing!
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Re: Drive shaft play?

With a locker thats not unheard of, You are locked on that end right? Edited to add- I didn't see the 3/4 of a turn part,
but i get alot more play with my lockright than before.
So you "May" have a problem. disconnect the d-shaft and see which end the play is in.
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Oops I see that he is locked. My bad.
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Re: Drive shaft play?

I'd have to disagree. Play is normal in locked vehicles. However, if you're getting up to 3/4 of a driveshaft rotation, this is not normal at all. An inch, maybe two would be acceptable.

I just wouldn't know whether to tell you to go into the diff or the tcase first. I'd probably look at the tcase first as that kind of rotation coming from your transfer case indicates something is messed up in there.

The diff would need to be addressed too. Check your backlash.
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