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Old 06-26-2008, 03:06 PM

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play in steering wheel and loose shifter?

This isn't a question, just a neat solution.

I thought I had a bad tie rod, the steering wheel seemed to have too much play, and the (automatic) shifter handle had too much movement.

Turns out (when I removed the fuse dash cover) that there is 2 torqs screws holding end of the shifter handle to the steering column. Well these were loose. Hard to get at without a torqs bit and a 1/4" box end to tighten.

When I cranked them tight, steering wheel play went away, and my shifter is tight.

Go figure.....

2003 ford F-350 lariat 7.3 4x4 crewcab long box.
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