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Re: The rear axel blues!
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As there are no gaskets between the backing plate and the axle housing, gaskets are not involved with the measurement and setting of the axle end play. The shims are metal and thus essentially non-compressible, gaskets are outboard of the backing plate.

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Re: The rear axel blues!
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OD, maybe I'm looking at it wrong but the manual says to install the shims and then the brake plate, next comes the gasket and the rest of the hardware with still another gasket. Then it says to check the End Play. After the bolts are torqued down to 35 to 40 foot pounds.
It would seem to me it would be better to leave the gaskets off check it, add and remove shims as needed, then install then gaskets.
Because with the gasket installed it looks like your reading the shims and the gasket thickness as well.
Wes

Posted on: 4/19 9:09:21
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Re: The rear axel blues!
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You can't be reading/adjusting a combined thickness of the shims and gasket thicknesses as there are no gaskets between the backing plate and the end of the axle housing, only non-compressible shims.

Posted on: 4/19 10:05:41
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Re: The rear axel blues!
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As I posted earlier, the two bearing cups, axles (with fixed thrust bearings) and the thrust block are in direct contact end-to-end and they float between the backing plates. The diameter of the center holes in the shims is larger than the bearing cup diameter, allowing both cups to move.

I will use a dial indicator and vise grips to measure the end play.

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Posted on: 4/19 10:29:14
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Re: The rear axel blues!
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OD and kunzea, Okay I see where I made my mistake, now that I look at it again it all makes senses.
Thanks Guys!
Wes

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