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Up/down movement in CV axles

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by bigmooze, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. bigmooze

    bigmooze [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was outside looking under my truck this morning and wiggled on the driver side CV axle. There is some in/out (of the front differential) movement and some up/down movement too.

    I'm wondering if the up/down wiggle room is normal. There is some, but doesn't seem as much, on the passenger side. I realize that the differential is not symmetrical so the two sides could differ.

    I don't hear/feel any growling. Current running stock suspension and 265-75R16 BFG A/T's.
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Normal
     
  3. bigmooze

    bigmooze [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My goodness. It's like you knew I was asking the question and posted the reply before I saved my post!

    Thanks Chris!
     
  4. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I was concerned the other day when I noticed this so I went under the truck and recorded the movement. It seems excessive to me, but if it's normal then I guess it's normal.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNTEDTruq3g
     
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    DDD Shine bright like a hymen

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