This is my first time posting on this site but I've come here for a lot of answers in the past and maybe you can help me again.
I just did a long tube header install on my 2012 GT
this weekend. During that whole ordeal I had to disconnect the steering shaft from the u joint at the rack and pinion. Now that it's all put together, the steering wheel has a lot of dead space when I first start to turn either direction and it makes this popping sound that I can even feel in the wheel when it hits the edge that dead spot. For a second it feels like the steering is completely disconnected and then it pops and goes back to normal.
Every joint along the steering shaft looks fine and if I put my hand on the connection right behind the steering wheel where the shaft first connects, the pop feels the strongest.
Before I disconnected the steering shift during the header work, the steering was tight and responsive all the way around. Any idea what this could be?