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Steering wheel lose. What to do?

HEy guys. I've researched this and can't get a direct answer. Steering wheel is loose. Clicking when turning. Steering isn't loose. All new front end and alignment. But something is warn.
I can grab attesting wheel while parked and wiggle it.

I grabbed steering shaft underneath dash and it is tight. Almost like its a u joint at top of shaft to steering wheel. Is this easy to fix. What could part be called? Easy to fix? Thanks.


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Can you grab the wheel and move up and down or side to side with truck not running? If so the culprit is most likely the bearings inside the steering column. I believe someone here has a write up of how to replace them. When mine went out, it got so bad after just a week that the steering wheel would actually lock up while in a turn and not want to retun to center. Resulted in me having to buy the shaft as well in addition to the bearings.
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Thanks guys. Definitely the steering column bearings make sense. Or it Part right now. Everything tight. So dropped kick panel the took off steering column panel. Everything tight. Only the steerin wheel. I can move it up and down. Not super bad but noticeable. Ill look for write up. Hopefully not brain surgery.


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You guys were right. Steering column bearings. Just picked up from dealer.
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