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Old 10-07-2016, 08:00 AM   #1
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Steering shaft play

I have about an inch back and forth of steering wheel play. What could be causing this?
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Bad tie rods

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Bad tie rods

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Complete new rack lol hmm idk
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So I will assume that new steering rack bushings were installed at that time.
It could be anything from merely being out of alignment, to a worn out front end component. Like Jeno said, check your tie rods, ball joints, A-arm bushings, and the steering shaft, for any play.
These cars are getting to the age where it is a good idea to rebuild the entire front suspension when something wears out, rather than doing it piece by piece over the years. That way the car will at least drive as good as new... While the rest of it falls apart around you!
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So I will assume that new steering rack bushings were installed at that time.
It could be anything from merely being out of alignment, to a worn out front end component. Like Jeno said, check your tie rods, ball joints, A-arm bushings, and the steering shaft, for any play.
These cars are getting to the age where it is a good idea to rebuild the entire front suspension when something wears out, rather than doing it piece by piece over the years. That way the car will at least drive as good as new... While the rest of it falls apart around you!
Lol I have to believe its the steering shaft bushing (sadly you have to buy the entire shaft ) D: I had a collision and I changed the whole front subframe with arms, everything lol except the shaft D:
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Since you did that then I would say the steering shaft

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