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How Much Axle Play?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BowtieBlazer, Mar 30, 2002.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    10 bolt front axle:
    I have the front hubs / rotors / calipers / everything off. I can grab the axle shaft where it comes through the spindle and pull it towards me a little less than half an inch on both sides and can wiggle it slightly in all directions. Is This normal play or excessively worn parts?
     
  2. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    That's normal.......... There are no c clips holding the axle in place. So it will "float" around in the housing a little.
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Yeah, that's why it's called a "full floating" axle. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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