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post #1 of 2 Old 05-06-2013, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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half shaft play

OK well when changing my oil today I was checking some things over while I was under the truck. On both my driver and pass sides if I grab the half shaft at the u joint I can wiggle it back and forth. The u joints them selfs seam fine so I thought it must be the hubs. I jacked the front of the truck up and I have no slop in the wheel top to bottom or left to right. What would cause this problem? I still kinda lean towards the hubs but not trying to pay $500 each for hubs just to hope its the problem. Also since I have owned the tuck about 15mo now if im going slow and make a tight turn you can feel the front bind up a bit in the wheel. Now this isn't horrible and most wouldn't notice it. I tend to just do my best to not turn it really tight. Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance .
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The axle essentially floats between the inner differential and the outer hub, some movement like that is perfectly normal.

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