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Old 06-06-2013, 08:01 AM   #1
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Front driveshaft freeplay

I have a 90 YJ and while greasing it and checking fluids I was hand twisting and shaking the driveshafts to check the u-joints for wear. I noticed that the front driveshaft seemed to have quite a bit of freeplay in it. Is this normal or is it an indication that the differential is or transfer case chain is wearing out? Sorry if this is a stupid question but its my first jeep and first chain drive for me.

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I have a 90 YJ and while greasing it and checking fluids I was hand twisting and shaking the driveshafts to check the u-joints for wear. I noticed that the front driveshaft seemed to have quite a bit of freeplay in it. Is this normal or is it an indication that the differential is or transfer case chain is wearing out? Sorry if this is a stupid question but its my first jeep and first chain drive for me.
Its normal. Dont worry about it. Keep an eye on your ujoints though.

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thanks for the info and help!
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