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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-16-05, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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freeplay in the splines???

I have freeplay in my axle splines??? the axle has a small but not tiny amount of freeplay when you put it into the diff, is this normal?? I would have thought that there should be no noticeable play at all.

Is it OK or do I have a problem?

I have got:
Romac full spool
Moser billet axles 31 spline
All brand new parts.

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Re: freeplay in the splines???

No this is pretty normal. You will find a resonable degree of lash between axles and the pinnion. The diff oil is very viscous and the clearances are larger to suit.
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Re: freeplay in the splines???

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No this is pretty normal. You will find a resonable degree of lash between axles and the pinnion. The diff oil is very viscous and the clearances are larger to suit.
The center isn't in a housing its on the bench and the play is most surely in the splines, there is the normal lash in the ring/pinnion but when holding the spool by hand you can twist the axle and it has play in it.

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Re: freeplay in the splines???

There usually is play in the fitting of the two components. Considering axles and spool are brand new all should be okay. I would describe as small but definately noticeable the play that would be present.
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cheers for ror your help silicon
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