If you got 6" of play in the wheel you got a few more worn out parts. Get someone to move the wheel back and forth and watch the tie rod ends. If your lifted you probably got a good bit of roll. Look at the drag link also.
Lower steering column bearing shake where the intermediate shaft hooks on there is a lower bearing in there
I could go on you need to do a real good shakedown and figure out what's us really bad and make a plan.
I just replaced everything it was all beat. Steers great now.
89 2.5 TBI, 4" RC lift, 1" Booms, SYE, Adams Driveshafts front and rear, Ford 8.8 with 4:88s, BFG 33X12.50X15, and a ton of other stuff.
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