U-Joint play - how much is too much?

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U-Joint play - how much is too much?

Postby boontis » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:59 pm

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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Postby smj999smj » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:36 am

If you can feel or see the play in the joint, then it's too much.

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Postby boontis » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:55 pm

Gotcha - that's kinda what I figured :) . Thanks for confirming!

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Post subject: U-Joint play - how much is too much?

Postby Ride2Live » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:38 am

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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