Jim: I agree with you, but I'm not sure that's what John is talking about. Does he mean the front "end yoke" # 25 is loose on the xcase shaft, or is the shaft itself loose in the xcase? Or is the "slip yoke" (the female part of the D shaft) loose on the splined section of the male part. If you remember I bought the female part awhile ago from you to rebuild mine (got new rebuilt one from lafster). If it's just that the slip yoke is a little loose on the splined section of the D shaft, it's no big deal since you don't drive at high speed with the front shaft spinning. Baby John--need clairifaction.