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Old 04-16-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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I'm a newbie so bare with me. I just bought a 1996 mustang V6 auto for my daughter and I noticed that the steering has play in it. According to a mechanic, it is the lower steering shaft. How hard is this to replace and cost? Is there anything else I should look for? Mechanic says tie rod ends and rack are good with exception of rack bushings. Any ideas?

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Start with the rack bushings, should help eliminate looseness, If the he is right that everything is good (tie rods, etc) and the problem continues then you probably have a bad rack.
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Start with the rack bushings, should help eliminate looseness, If the he is right that everything is good (tie rods, etc) and the problem continues then you probably have a bad rack.
Thanks Saleenfiend. However, I think you are misunderstanding me or i just didn't explain it correctly. I have a lot of play between the steering wheel and the rack. I can turn the steering wheel about an inch or so without it moving anything and it makes a clicking noise while turning. Also, if I grab the lower shaft by the u-joint from under the hood area, I can move it around a little. But the joint seems to be tight. A little too much in my opinion. Anymore ideas.
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Thanks Saleenfiend. However, I think you are misunderstanding me or i just didn't explain it correctly. I have a lot of play between the steering wheel and the rack. I can turn the steering wheel about an inch or so without it moving anything and it makes a clicking noise while turning. Also, if I grab the lower shaft by the u-joint from under the hood area, I can move it around a little. But the joint seems to be tight. A little too much in my opinion. Anymore ideas.

Reading comprehension fails me, I skimmed through and made assumptions. I don't see why the shaft needs replacement especially if it is tight. It seems like the Rack may have issues. But I would start with the Bushings as stated (depends on how Shot they are)
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