Just replaced axle shafts on my 1970 C-10 with 12 bolt 3.73 rearend. The
replacement shafts are the exact same length and spline count as the old
ones. Also replaced bearings and seals.
How much side to side play should there be when the vehicle is off the
ground? I did not take note of whether there was any on the old shafts. I
am getting about 1/8 inch side to side movement. Is this normal?
Thanks in advance.
.125 is usually considered excessive, don't have the exact specs but .025-
.050 is usually the max., could be the axle gooves or clips are somewhat
worn. I'd suggest getting a dial indicator on the axle to get an exact
This is nothing to be concerned about. The shafts "float" between
differentail cross pin and C clip and should move a little. If you are
concern about the amount, you could install new C clips if you have
not all ready and that might tighten it up a tiny bit.
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