Originally Posted by broknindarkagain
like i said, almost every axle i've ever replaced (and i've done literally hundreds of them) has had some play in it. its nothing to worry about.
the fact that the seals right there are bad can contribute to the play, so replace the seals and you should be good
The axles themselves don't have the play its the stubs in the transmission. you think seals would even help though? i bet the bearing is shot.