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Old 14 Oct 2010, 10:48 am
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Default Play in Steering Wheel

What causes play in the steering wheel? There isn't any apparent noise, just the excessive play in the steering wheel.

I haven't quite figured out how to narrow the search to exclude threads on wheels as in rims, or steering related stuff other than play.

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Old 14 Oct 2010, 12:15 pm
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Default Re: Play in Steering Wheel

I'd start with ball joints and tie rod ends. Sounds like the front end is lose... Jack it up and see if there is play in the front wheels. Does the car feel like it is wondering some when you drive it?
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Old 21 Oct 2010, 02:13 pm
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When off, there is about 1 inch of play in the steering, when going down the road there is about 1/4" play. I can move the steering wheel about 1/4 inch before the car starts to turn. I lifted the wheels but couldn't feel any play in the wheel.
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Old 21 Oct 2010, 02:20 pm
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A 1/4 of an inch play ??? I've always had that much play in the PT and I just tried my wife's 07 KIA and she has the same thing. Don't worry about it.
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Old 21 Oct 2010, 02:28 pm
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Default Re: Play in Steering Wheel

Unfortunately, it doesn't pass inspection because of that. I think it was more because of the slop when not running.
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