Play in Planet Gears/crossshaft...Help, my American friends!
Thanks to those who replay in advance.
I am a first time Jeep owner in the U.K. (2006 Grand Overland, Quad Drive 11) bought 3 weeks' ago. Thus far, happy apart from a whining noise upon deceleration above 40mph. Anyway, had the diff oil changed (suspected crown and pinion) and the mechanic (not a Jeep specialist) said all the rear axle diff gears were in good order but there was play (not excessive) in the Planet Gears on the cross shaft. The Jeep has 44k on the clock. No obvious signs of abuse but he quoted me £3k or $5K state side to replace.
My question, is play normal. If not, is there a fix (additive, etc) available without having to replace this and rebuild the axle?
No answer on the British forums to this one and was hoping my American friends could help out on this one