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I was inspecting the transmission mount and gave the output shaft a shake and it’s rock solid. But, the driveline itself has slight radial play. Is that normal? When I move from stop I can hear a “clink” so I suspect this is the cause.

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Yes. Very normal assuming you mean radial play including the diff. There should be less than.002” in the driveshaft alone
 
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The clink or ting noise you describe may be a U joint. But the play is normal. By radial play I thought you meant the driveshaft movement around the center carrier bearing and mount. That will normally have some radial flex, as it is a bonded rubber bearing mount.
 
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Good to know.

It’s better described as “rotational” play as, like you supposed, radial play would be deflection off the axis. No problem there. :)
 
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