Join Date: Jun 2013
Play in my driveshaft
I am hearing what sounds like bearing noise from my front diff. my driveshaft doesn't have up-down, side-side play; instead I can spin my shaft about a quarter inch before tension, all u-joints good, just replaced bearings inner and outer. yoke nut is tight. and I already checked with the driveshaft dropped the yoke and pinion are spinning together so the play isn't in their spline. haven't opened the diff cover yet I intend to tomorrow. I put it on a snowbank to look at it and the stretch it put on the driveline seemed to stop the play. It has a 4 inch. suspension lift with pro-comp control arms and my bushings are bad.(procrastinating the replacement) also just had the driveshaft cv joint rebuilt and balanced.
question #1: should I have play in this way?
question#2: if not does it sound like it's my spider gears or ring and pinion?
question#3: could my bad bushings be trashing my driveline?
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