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post #1 of 1 Old 04-03-2006, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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steering play

First of all HI this is my forst post here.

I just bought a 97 laredo 2wd with the V8, there is a problem that i did not notice when i test drove it. The problem being that there is a good bit of play in the steering wheel and is more noticable at about 50 mph and up, wich is why my slow around town test drive didnt show this problem.

well i got to looking at it and when i have someone wiggle the steering wheel, the (i dont know the proper terms) shaft that comes out of the firewall is turning, then the shaft goes into the gear box? but the shaft coming out of the gear box(with the pitman arm on it?) does not turn.
This is just with a slight wiggle of the steering wheel. Obviously more of a turn will turn everything properly.

SO! my question is....... Is there a problem in that gearbox that is common for one with 160k+ miles? Or am i missing something else. thanks guys i look forward to hanging around.

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