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Steering is loose

I have a 2000 F250 7.3 Diesel 4x4. the steering wheel has about 1-2 inches of play in it when the truck is off, and when im driving down the road it has a bit more and i have to work to keep it on the road. does my steering gear need to be replaced? the truck has 276,000 miles on it. also when i turn my front wheels it squeeks real loud, i know its not the powersteering, it sounds like the bushings are worn, but i also dont know how to get a hold of the bushing kit. thanks

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Look at the steering knuckles on the tierod ends for play. they are probably worn. have your steering box sector shaft checked for runout. sometimes they have an adjustment on them. Bushing kits can be had from napa or any reputable off road shop.

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