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I have a lot of End float in rear wheels when the car is raised, both wheels I can pull out and push in, I do not know if this is normal

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That is normal ... the ends of the axles contact a center pin that keeps them in place. If you were to remove the pin you would be able to push the axles in and remove the clips that keep them from sliding out.I have a lot of End float in rear wheels when the - 3f13df0.jpg

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