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Lot of play in steering wheel 1998 2500 2wd, fine, just

Customer Question

lot of play in steering wheel 1998 2500 2wd
JA: How has the car been driving lately?
Customer: fine
JA: Are you fixing your 2500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just purchased vehicle almost 20 years old figured replacing ball joint would be good start
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: yes I recently installed new after market stereo and a/c stopped blowing cold don't know if it is coincidence or related to new stereo
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will assist you today. Is it only excessive play in the steering wheel that you notice? Does the suspension feel looses when going over speed bumps or rough roads?

Chris

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no
Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

Okay, then the excess play is most likely the steering gear box and/or idler arm. From my experience it is usually the steering gear box that will need to be replaced. That is the #1 cause of play.

Chris

Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

If you do your own repairs and want the procedure for replacing it, let me know and I will send it to you.

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Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

Hello, just checking back to see if you received my last reply?

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