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Old 09-21-2010, 01:06 PM   #1
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Steering wheel has play

I have a 87 that has play from left to right anyone have any ideas on what it is it.

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Old 09-21-2010, 01:12 PM   #2
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Just the wheel? or the whole column?

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Old 09-21-2010, 01:16 PM   #3
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Could be a number of things. Get underneath and have someone turn the wheel back and forth and check the tie rod ends, pitman arm etc for play. If these are tight, see if the wheel turns but pitman arm does not move at first, this would be indication of gearbox wear. If these are OK, move to the balljoints.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:02 AM   #5
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wheels always goign to have play with a steering box, less you adjust it a lil tighter. But then makes the steering too stiff.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:30 AM   #6
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I have found that it is the steering box that needs replaced. Thanks for the replys.

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