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How much play in 208 output shaft?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by smack, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. smack

    smack 1/2 ton status

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    I seemed to have developed vibration problems again.
    While changing u-joints I noticed that if I grab the drive shaft at the output yoke from the 208 I can jostle it up and down a fair amount.
    Anyone know how much play there should be??
    I've heard there's a bushing that can be replaced in the 208. Could this cause this play? Can it be replaced without pulling the case or fully rebuilding??
    TIA
    smack
     
  2. BowtieBlazer

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    I have that same described amount of play and little to no vibrations...I think that play you feel may be between the splines on the d-shaft and the output t-case shaft. Also if you notice, atleast on mine when I do that the whole t-case kind of flexes up a bit....not much but some....
     
  3. smack

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    How would I know if that bearing/bushing thingy inside is about to toast?? Or should I not worry about it?
     

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