My steering is bad.
Almost a quarter turn of slop, where the steering wheel moves but the tires do not.
I have modded my steering to a heavy duty tie rods and rod ends, requiring me to drill out the steering knuckles.
I jacked up the front tires, one at a time.
And wiggled them hard. Up and down, side to side. The standard shade tree test for this kind of thing.
Did not find really enough things loose to account for the steering issue.
Kept looking. Found the pitman arm has a dead spot in it of about an eighth of a steering wheel turn, before the drag link starts moving. I think this is because I have an extended pitman arm, the one that came with the lift, and after the mods, I should be running the stock one(will deal with this).
Kept looking. Found this:
This is my steering wheel as it comes out of the firewall(top of the pic) and goes to a u-joint(bottom of pic) then to a shaft to the power steering pump.
It moves, a lot.
What is broken? Or missing?
How would I repair this?
That cap/cover thing that moves a lot does not move into the place the steering wheel is.