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Chevy S-10

What causes play in the manual steering of a 1989 Chevy S-10?



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The steering gear box will eventually wear out and have slack min it like anything else. You can also check the tie-rods under the front. They wear out pretty fast. Have someone move the steering wheel back and forth while you crawl under the front end and watch the linkage. if a tie rod moves and the rod it's connected to doesn't move as much, it's bad. There should be no slack in the steering linkage.