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Too much play in the steering wheel.

My Chevy S10 ('88) has too much play in the steering wheel. Does this mean replacing the steering gear box? If so, how dificult would it be (for a rookie mechanic such as myself) to remolve and replace?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Rico T.
Austin TX

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  • Run Zilla Feb 10, 2009

    I guess checking the idler arm and tie rod means getting under the front suspension and grabing hold of the idler arm or tie rod and tugging on them? Sorry you have to hold my hand but this renovation project is looking more dificult than expected.

    thnx again.

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Well i would check the idler arm first then all tie rod ends if thats not your problem the changing the steering box isn't to difficult although you will need a tie rod end splitter to seperate it from the drag link good luck

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  • rachel stephens Feb 10, 2009

    ok have someone move the steering wheel back and forth through its play and watch for movement to see where the slack is youl be watching all attachment points for play the idler arm is on passenger side frame to drag link

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