View Full Version : end play axels

04-18-2006, 07:08 PM
hi everyone i just removed the wheels on my car and noticed the axles with a unusual amount of endplay in and out probablt 3-4mm which dosent sound much but makes abit of a thud when moved in and out thanks hiwayman

04-19-2006, 08:02 AM
I just asked this question on another board. Some people said not to worry about it that their car had a ton of endplay and had for years. I was told that is caused usually by how much wear the clutches of a my posi have. Are you using a posi? The only solution I have found is that people buy valve spring shims, because they are almost the indentical size and are hardened steel. They can be easily cut to work with the c-clip and take up space in the grove on the axle and reduce your endplay.

04-19-2006, 04:31 PM
hey midnight unfortuatly the diff etc is all brand new going to pull the axels take to shop for a diagnose, how much endplay did you have?thanks hiwayman

04-19-2006, 07:34 PM
Idea end play for a c-clip axle is between 0.127 - 0.254mm with 0.304mm being considered a maximum.

The real question would be..... what brakes are you running ?? If you are using a 'floating' type caliper (like a PBR) you can safely get away with more, but on a fixed/radial caliper or drum..... its nice to have closer to the minimum.

04-19-2006, 08:55 PM
hi chicane i am running 9in strange axels,had them checked bearings were on correctt its has willwood calipers (non float) will i have to shim and things now real hard to pull te bearings off with out damage?thanks for the reply

04-19-2006, 09:14 PM
Well..... if its a 9" there shouldnt be any end play.... in theory.

Are the bearings not seated all the way into the bearing cup ??
Do the retainer plates not clamp the bearings in the bearing cup ??

The retainer plates should put pressure on the outer race and load them into the bearing cup. The "preload" of the bearing is or should be applied by retainer plate clamping the bearing into the cup itself.

Can you post any pictures ??

04-19-2006, 09:56 PM
heres the axel

04-20-2006, 02:12 AM
Hiwayman did you contact Morrison's place for any help? Chris

04-21-2006, 05:16 PM
man had the retainers in the wrong way no end play sweet

04-21-2006, 07:55 PM
That's way cool. Thankfully it was a simple fix.