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how much play in rear half shafts

08-07-2006, 08:07 AM
I have a noise in the rear when I have my 96 legacy wagon in 4 wheel drive.I have checked the drive shaft and it appears tight. the wheel bearing seem tight and good . My have shafts have about 5 degrees rotational play in them on the diferential side. any suggestions.

08-07-2006, 10:53 AM
The play is due to backlash in the gears, I wouldn't be concerned about that - the same thing exists in your gearbox.

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