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Volvo 740 Steering wheel problem (moves left right)

Hello, my 89 volvo 740 has a minor problem with the steering wheel.

A while ago it was VERY bad, it moved about 5 cm left and right before it would catch and turn, and it was a pain to drive.
I bleed the system, and replaced the fluid, and it helped a lot, but now there is still a minor annoyance especially on the highway, where it is a constant pain to keep the car in the lane...

Ssooo... I jacked the car, and when my car is off, and someone moves the wheel, I can tell that rod part that comes out of the wheel to the actual rack moves in accordance to the wheel... The wheel is moved, so is the rod...
(I dont know my parts too well so sorry... ill do my best) The rod that comes from the wheel to the rack moves, but I have a feeling that something isnt catching, or something is wrong in the rack...
what is a common problem?

I heard about the track rod end or the ball joint on the end of the steering rack... or the inner ball joint... what are these and how easy are they to replace? and can I get them at an auto store?

Sorry I am not very good at steering stuff, and actually never did it. I have an old Volvo 240 book, and I am trying to decipher what the problem might be, but anyones help is greatly appreciated.

And no the steering wheel doesnt move up and down its just this 1 - 2 cm move left to right before it actually turns, so on minor 2 degree highway turns it becomes verryyy annoying.

thanks!

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You might want to check the two bolts that fix the steering column to the dashboard. They'll become loose over time and the phenomenon appears as horizontal play while turning steering wheel. The bolts are socketless but you can detach them by rotating them with hands if they are already loose, then replace them with appropiate socketed bolts. You'll need to remove one panel in the drivers' footroom. I had the same issue.

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