Rear Shaft Issue

Asked by Kevin Nov 27, 2019 at 11:54 PM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 08 Silverado 1500 2WD 4.8L and the rear wheel bearings and rear
axle shaft were worn out really bad I had experience with the tire feeling like
it whobble to the sides and recently I ordered a new kit and placed all the
parts in truck tighten them all and secured. But I can pull on the rear axle
shaft and its pretty loose but everything is secured basically its acting like the
old one I had on.

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Some in and out movement is normal, it’s usually just enough to get the slip ring out of the axle end that goes through the spider gear after you have removed the differential pin. If you more move movement then you may have worn spider gears, carrier bearings out of adjustment or worn allowing movement of the whole carrier assembly.

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