In Reply to: Re: Rear axle end play 2n posted by JMOR on May 08, 2018 at 04:55:27:
Bearings felt good when I turned them in the carrier. If the drum is pulled back and the axle turned, no noise roughness or drag is present. The lube is clean and a fair amount leaked out when I disassembled it. No contamination in the axle housing(s).
Splines look good and engage smoothly to full depth.
Is it possible the bearing carrier has moved on the shaft during disassembly?