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front axle shaft is moving...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blaize, Mar 17, 2001.

  1. Blaize

    Blaize Registered Member

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    I need your assistance:

    While inspecting the front end ('85 K5) I noticed that if I grab the Spicer U-joint (inside front left tire), I can slide the axle shaft in towards the front differential.

    Is this "play" (maybe about 1/4") normal ?

    Thanks for your help !

    Blaize
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  2. 80blazer

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    Thats normal.
    Jeff 80Blazer

    Its time to lock them in!
     
  3. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, that play is the distance between where the c-clips hold the axle in the carrier adn where the inner most end of the axles shaft touches the center pin inside the carrier. 1/4 inch sounds a bout right. No need to worry yourself.

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  4. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    c-clips? what c-clips on the front axle?
     
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    4GUNZ4X4Z 1/2 ton status

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    The ones inside the pumpkin holding the axle shafts in.

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok everybody, the front ends DO NOT use c-clips!!! Only the 1/2 ton rearends do, and the 14 Bolt semi-floater. As for the shaft moving on the front end, thats very normal. When you have the front engaged and making a turn, the shaft has to move with the turning. If it didnt move, then something would break inside. May be a joint, shaft, anything. Those engineers who designed these axles to work knew what they were doing. Other wise we would NOT have solid front axles if they didnt know what to do.
     
  7. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    I agree with the no c-clips. I'm in the middle of doing my ball-joints and my front axles just pulled right out.

    Esteban
     
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    4GUNZ4X4Z 1/2 ton status

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    Man I could of sworn when I replaced my inner seals last summer that I took out some c-clips, It was probably one of those days when nothing went right and I was going out of my mind, pulling out my hair. My mistake and thanx for straigtening me out.

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    LMFAO!!!!!! You guys kill me. I was just joshing!!! It took you all long enough. Sep for Waxer, You were right on top of it. No the fronts dont have c clips. They just slide in there and the outer end of the axles have snap rings that contain them to some extent with the hub. But for the most part the knuckle with the spindle attached is what holds the axles in.

    Sorry to get you'll panties in a wad. :) I was just having some fun. The post seem to be.... I dont know, just different than they use to be.

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    Considering I just finished the 8 lug conversion I think I knew that there were no c-clips. I was trying to see whether or not you believed there were. OH well...
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Sure hope you are joshing!!! While everybody on this site may not be a rocket scientist, it helps to make sure those who dont understand, to know how things go back together. Thats what this site is for. Helpful tips and knowledgful ideas to make things smoother for all of us. Sure some questions and ideas sound cheesy or corny, but hey, better to ask stupid questions than going ahead and doing a stupid thing without asking.
     
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    I totally agree, thats why I posted to dis-reguard any replies from me, cause I noticed that I made a mistake cause I have been so busy latelty that I wasn't really paying attention to the total question. MY BAD..

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