Re: 98 XLT rear axle/bearing float.
Thanks Jim, I was hoping you would say that.
"Jim Warman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> This is normal.... pushing in, the end of the axle butts up against the
> differential pinion shaft (not to be confused with the crown and pinion).
> Pulling out, the C-clip butts against the inside of the differential side
> gear.... 1/8th inch travel is perfectly acceptable.
> "David" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> In trying to diagnose a bad shake/grind/drumming noise from under my high
>> mileage 4x4 Exploder, I took off the rear wheels and rotors (disks) and
>> calipers. I noted that if I pulled and pushed the wheel studs I could
>> to 3 mm (1/8") or so of play. This is not rocking the wheel type of
>> 'end float' but parallel float.
>> Is this normal? I have never had the rear caliper off and tried this
>> If its not normal, what will the probable cause be?