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Unread 07-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
95grandorvis
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249 problem?

I was looking for a clunking noise and found it was a u joint but I noticed there is some play in my front output shaft yoke. Is this normal?

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Unread 07-28-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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a little bit of play is normal yes. the transfer case is chain driven, and with however many miles on it, there will be some slop in it
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Unread 07-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #3
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Its not a spinning slop. Yyou can grab the yoke and push up and down. Like side to side play?
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Unread 07-28-2013, 04:29 PM   #4
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Its not a spinning slop. Yyou can grab the yoke and push up and down. Like side to side play?
just checked mine. it has absolutely no vertical/side to side play.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #5
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Maybe the chain is stretched in mine im not sure the mileage its a jy tcase
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Unread 07-28-2013, 05:24 PM   #6
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Sounds like bearing slop.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 05:39 PM   #7
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I called all the autopart stores. Cant find the bearings or the front output seal? Idk if they just dont know what there look for or wat. They can get everything for a 242 tho
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Unread 07-28-2013, 06:16 PM   #8
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I called all the autopart stores. Cant find the bearings or the front output seal? Idk if they just dont know what there look for or wat. They can get everything for a 242 tho
When I did carrier bearings in my last ZJ's 44A I had to get numbers off the old bearing and get measurements off the old pinion seal to match them up. I ended up going to an actual bearing shop (Miller Bearing) to get the right stuff. The parts store gave me bearings for the 35 the first time then when I went back with the old ones they couldn't match them up to anything (basically if the computer doesn't give them the answer they don't know). Sometimes you gotta go to the specialty stores to get the right product knowledge.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 06:39 PM   #9
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Ya they asked if I had a 231 242 or 243 lol
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Unread 07-28-2013, 06:42 PM   #10
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yeah thats definately a bearing problem if its up and down side to side play.

bearing should be a national part number 207 according to oreillys website
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Unread 07-28-2013, 06:50 PM   #11
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Theres 2 bearings in there
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