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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by HispanicPanic, Apr 19, 2001.

  1. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

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    what happens is when i jack up my Jimmy in the rear i noticed that i can pull the back drivers side tire in and out about 1/2 an inch which is normal cuz of my C-clip but the passengers side is about 2 inches is this normal? or is there a way to correct it? (and this is drum and every thing so i know my wheels are on tight) Question 2- my drive shaft when in nuetral can turn about 1/4 a turn before my Detroit stops it from turning (this is in nuetral and four tires on the ground) is this normal too? i ask cuz when im coasting down the street with out giving it gas its fine however when i reaply the throatle i here a cling kinda like when u joints are bad, but they look good thanx for any feed back guys/gals

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  2. 1990K5

    1990K5 1/2 ton status

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    i don't know how your detriot carrier (if its a full detroit) works w/your axles but 2" would concern me a lot--as for your clancking noise, i think that is pretty common my detriot will carry on a conversation with you when driving in the city!!!
     
  3. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

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    a friend said i could be my outer bearings cuz it makes noise when costing down the high way and in a since riding the throttle you here a noise which i guess could be the bearing considering they've never been changed but would the bearing cause the 2 inches of play in and out also if you rock the truck side to side really hard you can see the drum go in and out and here the clunk of the c-clip holding it in and yes it is the full carrier detroit locker

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  4. Wheels

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    Two inches of play? Not normal. My 12 bolt has about .1" of runout side to side. May want to open it up and see if the pinion shaft (runs through the middle of the carrier) is worn where the axles butt up against it or if the correct c-clip is in there. I'm sure if it were missing the axle would have departed from the vehicle. On the driveshaft, is it automatic or manual? If it's an automatic, the parking prawl may be worn. On a good one, there is only about 1/16 to 1/32 of a turn. The rear axle is not whats holding it in place, it the tranny. Couldn't tell you what an manual play would bet it would be more than an automatic because of gear lash.

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  5. Emmettology 101

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    The clunking you hear when you get on and off the gas maybe pinion play. Jack up your rear end and grab the pinion and see how far you can turrn it one way or the other before the diff/tranny stops it(do this in gear or park)

    This may be the clunking your're hearing.

    On the axle pull out part, 2 inches sounds like a lot to be able to pull out!!!!!

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  6. HarryH3

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    Those banging noises and the play in the pinion rotation are the nature of the beast. It's just how a Detroit Locker works. But the axle shafts sliding in and out of the housing are BAD. I would recommend that you not drive that thing until you have been inside the diff to see what's going on. If a c-clip drops off inside the diff, then the axle will come out of the housing. It's kinda hard to drive when an entire tire, wheel, drum and axle combo decide to leave! [​IMG]

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  7. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

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    thanx guys the in and out movement of the rear axle is what really concerns me hope its something simple like a bearing.

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