SteveH did a once over on the 40 this morning. We compared how much slop my rear driveshaft had compared to his 40. Mine turned about 7/8" before it engaged and his almost immediately engaged. We are thinking the lash may be off in the R&P which is causing quite a bit of slop in the drive train. I'm going to pull the diff cover and check it out. I'm a newb when it comes to lash adjustment...any advice would be appreciated.
Also, Steve helped me clean, lube and tighten my center pivet arm, which greatly reduced my steering slop. Thanks Steve!!