How much play in steering?

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by blackout95, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. blackout95

    blackout95 New Member

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    Hey folks quick question,
    How much play should we have in our steering? My car tends to wander on the highway. And there is a clunk in the in the steering column,when I turn the wheel. Oh I have about 2 in. of play this seems like a lot to me.
    I had a Camaro (sorry!) that had about the same amount (or more.)
     
  2. TripleBlack

    TripleBlack New Member

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    i have 1/2 to 1 inch at the most
     
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    blackout95 New Member

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    OK maybe I need to tell a little more.
    I had an alignment job done on it about a year ago.
    The wheel wasn't centered,and I thought the shop might notice something wrong.
    The wheel is better,but it's still sloppy. My car was in a accident by a previous owner.
    (found out about that from CARFAX,later of course) And also I have a black car with a RED k-member.
    the car also has 156+K. miles. dont know much about rack and pinion, but I wonder if the rack is shot.
     
  4. Paul

    Paul Legend

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    Wasted steering shafts are common problems in our cars as well. I would check the rubber rag joint to see if it's wasted.