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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Play in the steering?

I have a small amount of play in my steering, I am wondering what would cause it? Could it be the electric steering recall or suspension? I've replaced my front end links so that's out of the question!
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It would be in the steering rack, and do you mean you replaced the tie rods?

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No not the tie rod, I didn't know if the sway bar links would have anything to do with it
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Yeah the end links would clunk but otherwise wouldn't cause any issues. Try to see if their is play in the tie rods since they rubber in them can wear out.

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Play in steering can come from many different areas, Outer or inner tie rods (these consist of a metal ball in a greased metal cup, no rubber), actual steering rack although rare. Or it might be the universal joint of your intermediate shaft.

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Sway bars, tie rod ends, bushings, struts...could be a multitude of things. Gotta get under there and look for wear...

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Play in steering can come from many different areas, Outer or inner tie rods (these consist of a metal ball in a greased metal cup, no rubber), actual steering rack although rare. Or it might be the universal joint of your intermediate shaft.
My rattle noise is in the Intermediate shaft, universal joint.
Any suggestions to solve the rattle it causes?
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replace the shaft, basically the only option, unless someone has come up with replacement joints.
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Replace the shaft. Cost me $137. Bought directly from dealership

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rockauto has the 2.2 steering shaft for about 65. Its probably 80 shipped through them. Also I've changed my passenger inner tie-rod, and it helped with some of my steering play. Talk about PITA, and busted knuckles....

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