Mark K Posted March 28, 2007 Share Posted March 28, 2007 At 62,000 miles, I'm thinking it might be time for some R&R on the final drive unit. Last year -- for the first time -- I noticed some play back there. I was able to determine it was from the final drive pivots, and decided to let it go, just being sure to check a little more often perhaps. Well, tonight I have the rear wheel off to change out the tire, so I give everything a "shake-down." Final drive pivots still exhibit some play, not noticably different than last year -- if I look really close, I can see it, but I mostly feel it. Now I also found play which I would assume to be from the big bearing. I can see and feel noticable play when I grab the rotor and wrench it in various directions. I know it's originating from that area because the caliper is moving back and forth when I grasp the rotor at 12 & 6 o'clock. I've been changing the FD oil every engine oil change for the last couple of times and haven't noticed any of the obvious bad signs, so I'm looking for some more experienced opinions...Do these things go rather quickly or might I see it coming since I'm changing oil once a year? Is the big bearing even on its way out at all? Link to comment
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