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    steering wheel loose, too much play

    I have gotten used to it but my steering wheel seems to be too loose...too much play in it, any thoughts as to if this can easily be tightened up some. i know my truck is pretty off on its alignment but i cant afford to get that fixed at this time since i just spent alot on the engine.
    2007 Chevy Z71 ext cab

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    tighten the bolts that hold the column up?? or are you refering to a different kind of slop??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pearsont74 View Post
    I have gotten used to it but my steering wheel seems to be too loose...too much play in it, any thoughts as to if this can easily be tightened up some. i know my truck is pretty off on its alignment but i cant afford to get that fixed at this time since i just spent alot on the engine.
    you just said what the trouble is, an alignment is cheaper than tires, and they wil tell you what else it needs
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    i'd check the rag joint, tie rod ends, idle arm and all steering components. it could be a combination of things. if its just in the column it could be the tilt or steer shaft bushings.

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    Pitman arm on the steering gear gets real loose in the joint to the linkage.

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