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Steering wheel is so loose it moves 3" to 4" LtoR, top to bottom

SCAREY aint it? Its my spouce work truck and he drives it (very cautiously now), almost everyday since 1991 when he left the showroom with it!!! Help me get his attention with some advice or links to such repairs!!
I need him safe!!!

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Where does the slack seem to be ? I need more help and info to help? Please do not rate me till I have helped you solve your problem, please do not rate me at all If I can't help you solve your problem. I have had the same problems in the past, tie rod ends, poor alignment, loose tilt wheel mechanism, idler arm, to much clearance on steering gears. etc, I need to understand exactly what your problem is to help.
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