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#1 (permalink) Old 09-08-2011, 05:59 PM
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How much play is too much?

First off, long time lurker first time poster. Ive gotten so much help from this forum its ridiculous. I figured I would finally join.

Ive got a humming issue that I believe is related to the drivers side cv axle. Specifically a bearing in the differential. From what I am seeing, there is a lot of play where the axle enters in to the differential. I have attached a short video of what the play looks like. I checked my friend's T this morning and his does the same thing, just not as bad. So I am wondering what (if any) play is acceptable.

The humming is a higher pitched hum that only happens when I accelerate. As soon as I take my foot off the accel pedal, it stops. I checked my rear pinion for play tonight and it was minimal.

There are no leaks coming from the front differential either.

Also I replaced both the dirvers side and passenger side wheel bearing assemblies this summer.

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A friend of mine has the same issue where his cv shaft wiggles like mine. He took his in to the dealer this morning and they told him that it was normal and that until there is fluid leaking from the differential they arent going to do a thing about it.

He called BS and wants their master mech that knows titans well (i guess) to look at it when they repair his u joints next week.

Can anyone with titans that have new differentials or anyone with experience chime in if this play is in fact "normal"?

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Re: How much play is too much?

Any Ideas?
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Re: How much play is too much?

I'll check mine at lunch because I have something similar as well. I was never really sure how to describe the noise I was hearing though. I don't notice any issues with it outside of the humming noise.
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Great, sounds good. Yea I was wondering how to explain it as well. Its different from a wheel bearing. Its almost like a whirring with a kind of whistle.
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Re: How much play is too much?

I took a look at mine over the weekend and I have zero play. At the sametime the noise you're describing sounds just like what I'm hearing on my 04.
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Thanks for checking. Im pretty sure its one of my carrier bearings. Im going to take it to my local transmission/ axle shop for a look sometime soon. Im pretty sure I will be ordering a new axle because of this....
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Re: How much play is too much?

A friend of mine has the same issue where his cv shaft wiggles like mine. He took his in to the dealer this morning and they told him that it was normal and that until there is fluid leaking from the differential they arent going to do a thing about it.

He called BS and wants their master mech that knows titans well (i guess) to look at it when they repair his u joints next week.

Can anyone with titans that have new differentials or anyone with experience chime in if this play is in fact "normal"?
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Re: How much play is too much?

I know this thread is a little old, but my drivers side does the same thing. I am wondering if anyone has gotten any updates on if this is an issue or nori am not getting any noise from mine, was underneath checking another noise and found the wiggle.

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