Innner joints would be limp and outer joints stiff, that is normal.
If the splines were not seated corrctly, it would be difficult to get it on. While pushing it in, you need to wiggle and turn the shaft to get it to slot in correctly and a little force is required to get the C-clip to compress before it can slide in.
Whining noise during high speed turns indicates a bad wheel bearing. If it is a scraping noise, check if the brake backing plate is too near and brushing against the rotor.
Sunday, July 10th, 2011 AT 4:24 PM