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Old 03-03-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
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Is this driveshaft play normal?

See my video. First showing the rear driveshaft, and then the front driveshaft. The only play is the turning that you see. There is zero play in any of the U-Joints or up and down and in and out.

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Old 03-03-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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Yes rotational play like that is normal and is actually required. That play comes from the 'backlash' (slop) required between the ring & pinion gears in the axle.

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Old 03-03-2013, 06:08 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks Jerry. Is there any reason that there seems to be more play in the front shaft?
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