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Axle stub play?


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#1 kidwired

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 02:07 AM

I'm going to be replaceing my front shafts tomorrow. While checking I noticed some play in the transmission axle stubs.
How much is acceptable?
Whats the fix?


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Chris
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ps this is 32mm axle nut right?

#2 Zeky

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 06:54 AM

Hi, some free play is ok .Depends if its in/out or side to side.Take a look at http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=33362

I'm going to be replaceing my front shafts tomorrow. While checking I noticed some play in the transmission axle stubs.
How much is acceptable?
Whats the fix?


Thanks
Chris
93 legacy sport

ps this is 32mm axle nut right?



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Posted 06 April 2005 - 05:17 PM

mmmk you say depends.....
which is ok and which is bad?
I read that thread and saw no mention of play or evaulating the condition of stubs.
My new CV is in now so I hope I had the "ok" play :P

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 06:08 AM

Well, i think in/out play may be ok cose the stubs are removable.If its free side to side then may be a problem with differential bearings.But i am not sure about this.May be someone else will tell u ......

which is ok and which is bad?

I read that thread and saw no mention of play or evaulating the condition of stubs.
My new CV is in now so I hope I had the "ok" play :P



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Posted 07 April 2005 - 06:32 AM

I have not found any limits for the shaft to diff cage play. I have a 92 Legacy with the drivers side having a 1/16" of play between the cage and shaft. I've check lots of them in the yard to get an Idea of wear limits. I've seen very high mile Subaru's with almost no play and some with 1/2 the mileage <100K with large amounts of play.


The Diff bearings wear is diferent from the wear of the cage to shaft. If the cage has limited play (check this with the shafts removed) then the cage support bearings are not the cause of the shaft play.

I don't know if this helps, but I've not found limits for shaft play.

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:24 PM

interesting... well it seems solid, no cliking or other odd noises during turning, hard acceleration or braking.




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