Inner cv and axle play

Tony Hoffman auditony at
Sun May 13 23:22:08 EDT 2007

In and out is fine, as stated by others. That is a requirement as the
suspension moves throughout it's travel. Up and down is not good. Just
checked my V8, my 4000Q and my A1 Jetta. None vibrate, none make funny
noises. (I guess that makes them "good" cars ;-) ) None have any up
and down play at all.

Where is the play? Is it just in the inner joint, or does the axle
flange move up and down as well?

Tony Hoffman

On 5/13/07, John S. Lagnese <jlagnese at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is an inner cv joint bad if there is in and out play?  How much play should
> there be for the axle flange at the tranny? I have visible up and down play
> on both sides. This may be on 1/8" to 1/4". This is stil related to my
> trying to resolve a 50 to 60 mph vibration. The steering wheel wil go back
> and forth quite rythmically.
> John

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