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Old 07-22-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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Just replaced most of the steering on my 95 XLT. The steering was loose before and is still has play even with a new and adjusted steering gear. What else can be the cause? I'm thinking either the intermediate shaft or the universal joint.
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I have a 95 XLT and steering is a little loose also, but been that way since I got it with 42k original miles, so I am thinking it could just be the way they are. My entire front end was inspected and all was good. I notice it more, when tire pressure is too high, 30 psi seems about right. My tires are more mud/snow tires than freeway type, so could add to the feel some.
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Figured it out. Went to get an alignment and it turns out the driver ball joints started to go.
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I have an 87 xlt lariat and i can the steering wheel about 10 degrees left and right without the truck moving. Im guessing i have to do what you did to fix it
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Have someone turn the steering wheel hard lock to lock while looking at tie rods, links etc. Should be no play between parts.
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