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  1. #1
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    Is there supposed to be some play in the rear ring and pinion?

    I took my driveshaft off to swap my 242 in and the rear yoke has some movement to it, is that ok? Is this just the backlash?

  2. #2
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    Backlash should be almost minimal. No problem with excess, but under certain conditions you may hear the slack.

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    How much does the yoke move?

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    Backlash should only be about 7 thousandths of an inch. That would equate to about 0.1778mm.

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    My d30 yoke moves a good 1/3", I hope it lasts until I can afford to regear it lol.

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    With an exploded pinion bearing my pinion moves a full inch

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    yeah I agree...when I went to regear the diff...I was shown how bad everything else was including the pinion and rrear yoke assembly...so I opted for a new axel from the jyard with only 40k on it...compared to my old one with 183k

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    Does it also clunk when putting it in gear? Pull your inspection cover and have somebody twist on the driveshaft while you check the planetary's for slop. You might just be able to buy time replacing the center pin and replace the lock pin and locktight it while you're at it. Check the holes in the carrier that the center pin sets in for expansion (egg shaping). A prveious owner may have liked cnanging from reverse to forward (or vice-versa) without fully stopping, and the wear is now showing up.


 

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