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2005 Saturn ion automatic transmission. I have up and down play on the driver side half shaft at the transaxle. Seems like a bearing or something is out. What does it take to change the bearings at that point?
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Saturn Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If there was truly excessive play here then it would require transmission removal and disassembly to inspect the components and replace as necessary. I usually see people question play in these areas when it's actually normal though, and I'm not sure that you have an issue.

What symptoms are you trying to diagnose?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
When going over bumps you can hear a rattling noise under the left side of the front. We looked everything over and the only thing we can find is a lot of up and down movement on the cv shaft where it goes into transmission. The seal is also leaking
Saturn Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

The seal leaking may be related to excessive play if it's actually excessive, but it may just be a leaking axle seal. This definitely won't be related to a suspension rattle.

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