Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Yadkin County, NC
2000 SE Xterra
backlash is one of those things that wont cause damage very fast, just premature wear more than likely. Unless you are constantly dumping the clutch or letting of the gas and then getting on it hard you should be fine. also it isnt one of those things that should require any new parts other than maybe that crush washer. I have never tore the x rear end apart so I dont know what all is in there. The backlash is more or less just the amount of play that is in your gears. you dont want to much play or the teeth dont engage properly, too tight and you wear everything down. either way it make noise.
when you say the noise gets better, is it just less after he works on it, or is it gone and then comes back. And is this guy charging you for each visit or including this work under the original price paid. I would not be paying the guy for anything additional. he should have had this right the first time.
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