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When u put it n gear it will roll a few feet and clunk and wobble at about 5mph

When looking under as it moves where driveshaft connects at rearend it moves up about 4 inches when u put it n reverse

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You either have a bad u joint or the ring and pinion bearing is bad. If the play is in the driveshaft it is the u-joint. If the yoke on the rear axle moves up and down, then it is the pinion brngs or the bolt has come loose holding it on

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