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1994 Jeep Cherokee has excess end float on rear hubs. Only in and out - the bearings seem fine - no rocking at all. How do I remove this unwanted movement?

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Some end play there is much movement do you have? End play would be controlled by the distance between the end clips on the axles and the spider side gears. I have not had the pleasure of taking a jeep diff apart, but If there are shims between the gear and carrier, you might want to add to or replace them, You can't put too many in there though or it will cause binding on the cross shaft gears. You possibly could add a shim on the clip side but anything you use on either side of the gear must be hardened and compatible with the gear material or it will cause a failure (no hardware store washers) I would also check the c clips themselves to make sure they are not worn. Do not shim to zero movement...there must be some end play for the system to work properly.

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