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The steering on my dodge 1500 has some play in it. is there a way i can tighten it up?

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There is No Majic Screw to turn.. Have the entire Front Steering and suspesion checked by a Pro .. could be anything from tie rods, drag link, Idler arm, to the steering Box itself..

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