Hi Pearl, I have play in my steering wheel after replacing almost all the parts on my front end.
JA: Many things can cause steering issues. Some simple, some complicated. Fortunately, the mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: I've had play in the steering since I bought the pickup, due to hitting a nasty rut this last winter I had to replace several parts on the front end. The wheel bearings, tie rods, shocks
and steering box are all new but I still have play in the wheel. Tires are good and it doesn't wander when I'm going down the highway.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes, I have all the tools to do the work and its going in for an alignment next week. I'm just running out of ideas what could be causing my issue. My only thoughts were the pitman arm or possibly an issue in my steering column.
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: I've taken the weight off the front end and tried to diagnose where the play is coming from but nothing seems loose
when I turn the steering wheel side to side
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?
Customer: Nothing that I can think of.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Ford Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.