steering wheel play-is making it undriveable!
On my 96 GT, I have replaced the steering rack, outer tie rod ends, wheel hubs, and replaced the factory intermediate steering shaft with a Flaming River unit ... and the steering wheel play is still incredibly loose.
Probably 1/2 inch of steering wheel play (absolutely no tension at all) until of course it uses up the slack. It's loose going straight and it's loose at full lock in either direction.
There is some play in the steering column lower bearing (I can move the steering shaft up, down, all around ... a fair bit) where the shaft comes through the firewall into the engine compartment.
And, if I turn the steering shaft by hand down close to the rack, it does have some free play there.
Is it possible to adjust the back-lash in the rack ?
What's a guy to try next ?