Need help on my rear end...lol (1 Viewer)

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OK now that you have come to see if I'm gay ..I'm not
Was checking the rear end before I get into it for bearing change and noticed it has about 1/16 end play on both sides..is that too much? And if so what could cause it? If I need parts replaced would like to get them before I crack open the pumkin. Tks
 
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Not sure where you're seeing the play? Is it the pinion on the front of the third, or the axle bearings on each side?
 
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If you are refering to lateral axle shaft movement, that is normal for a semi-floater. If you are talking about pinion movement, that is not normal and should be addressed immediately.
 

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Yep, you need to be clearer on where the play is. If it's the pinion moving left/right/up/down, then you've lost pinion bearing preload and it needs a new crush sleeve or a solid spacer installed. If the axle shafts are moving inward/outward that much, then there's no worries.
 
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OK thanks..it's the axles..I can move them in and out all else seems tight. It just seemed strange that they would move that much.
 

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When I installed my Lockright I was surprised how much play there is in the axle shafts.

Also kind of a scary though that a washer about 3/16" thick holds on your axle :D

Sounds normal!
 

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