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Sloppy steering 96 Ford Bronco

I dont know what I need to replace, My steering is very sloppy, and I want to tighten it up. I have to continuously move the steering wheel left and right 4-5 inches just to keep it between the lines. Way to much play, what is worn out, and how hard to replace. I dont care about the cost, I want to fix it right. I am restoring it. Any help would be much appreciated

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You need to check all of you front steering components have someone turn the steering wheel back and forth. While you lay on the ground check all joints and components for play then check your steering shaft under the hood see how far steering wheel moves to each directions to when your tires start to move your gearbox has an adjustment on it that can be adjusted it looks like a screw with a nut at the bottom loosen nut a few turns and hold it with a wrench then take screwdriver and turn screw about 1/4 keep checking wheel for play you can tighten to much so keep checking that wheel turns back when you let go if you have any loose joints undernieth replace that part

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Do not touch the steering gear box. If you must, just replace it, it's around a $100. Once you start adjusting that screw on it, you will never get it working right, and you will put yourself in danger by having your steering column lock up.

Most parts are fairly cheap, get someone to turn the steering wheel back and forth really fast and see what's loose, then replace those parts.

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    Veronika Hildenbrand Jan 17, 2016

    My 1996 bronco is making a clicking, popping noise in the steering wheel.. (sounds like a stretching spring) my steering wheel is locking up while I am driving!! Pls help

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