Originally Posted by 82JeepCJ7
With the hubs unlocked, crawl under with a small pry bar and pry up on the front axle U joints at the knuckle. See how much play there is. I had the bearing inside the spindle that supports the axle shaft go out on me before and it allows the axle shaft to droop.
I'll check that out today - but, wouldn't that be just the opposite of what I described??? It would seem that if the bearing was bad causing the axle to "droop", you'd get the "wobble" when the hubs were locked in and that axle is turning, not the other way around.