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boontis



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:59 pm    Post subject: U-Joint play - how much is too much? Reply with quote

I've noticed the famous vibration at around 60-80km that appears to be u-joints, so I got underneath to check how much play there is. The front two definitely have play - but I can't quite tell how much. I'd say it feels like maybe a mm or less. But with that said it's definitely moving. The back ones both have zero movement.

Before I order some new joints I just wanted to see if anyone has more info on how much is too much? Could there be something else to check first before replacing them?

Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can feel or see the play in the joint, then it's too much.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotcha - that's kinda what I figured Smile . Thanks for confirming!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:38 am    Post subject: Post subject: U-Joint play - how much is too much? Reply with quote

If its vibrating that will eventually drive you nutz! I replace mine soon as they start vibrating. My 2006 had gone through a few of these over the years. I wonder if the later years go through them as quick?
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