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Is there a repair part for a taurus transmission to sturdy up the axleshaft ?

(2004 Ford Taurus)
in Saint Francis, MN on April 15, 2012
while replacing said shaft note that it is seated properly in the trans it moves around excessively and i am concerned the seal may be damaged
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on April 16, 2012
I haven't changed an axle shaft so I don't have a sense of how snug it should be in the transmission.I would suggest asking someone who has done a few for his opinion.
I would think that the car would have been leaking from that area if the seal was defective.
Sloppiness of the shaft suggests a worn transaxle bearing in my mind.
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