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I have a 2001 range...
I have a 2001 range rover vogue, the steering has around 1 1/2" of play before the wheel turns. also when i hit a bump or dip in the road i have to wrestle with the car to stop it from jumping off the road and get it back into a straight line
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UK Auto Mechanic: DBranch, UK Car Mechanic replied 8 years ago
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If you have that much play in the steering then your steering gearbox is excessively worn and will need to be replaced. They will wear out over time. Also check the tie rods and track link and all other suspension components because this can cause the car to handle poor. What you will need to do is lift the front tires of of the ground and wiggle each tire side to side and then up and down to see if there is any play. In the tire rod or ball joint.

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