Do you mean that you feel some play in the transfer case when you rock the front shaft? I think that is normal. My xi also has some play but I don't think that is a problem. Worn u-joints in that shaft would be a problem.
Originally Posted by grubby_baker
Got the new driveshaft installed. Vibration is all but gone. There is a slight vibe under very hard acceleration. I found that the output shaft of the transfer case to the front driveshaft is a bit sloppy. May be the source. ...
Did you replace the flex disk with the rear drive shaft?
Bentley, p. 260-7, "Rear driveshaft, installing," has very specific instructions for aligning and preloading. ...just an idea.
Last edited by latitude39; 08-01-2012 at 11:08 AM.