Re: Wacky steering?? 98 windstar
Most vans it's easier to move the engine out through the bottom. A bit more work but a lot less aggravation than moving cooling components such as the front rad, etc, out of the way.
If the steering is loose, I'd look at the shafts as there's probably a joint (knuckle/u joint) worn that should be replaced. Start the van, get a glove on and move the steering shaft from under the hood. If you see ANY play, that's your culprit. No need to look under the van if the shafts are loose! Otherwise then yes, look underneath and see if the pitman's are loose, etc.
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