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detroit backlash in 14bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by slowk5, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. slowk5

    slowk5 Registered Member

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    i got my truck with a detroit in it,i think their is to much slop in the pinion. with the drive shaft off,and the wheels on the ground,i can move the pinion from the 12 clock to almost 3 clock is this ok?
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Sounds about right. It is called dynamic backlash.
     
  3. Beast388

    Beast388 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, that is normal. You will also feel it when driving. When you go from drive to coast, you may feel a slight clunk....all normal quirks about the Detroit. :D
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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