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Sloppy steering
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(08-13-2019, 02:56 PM)Don C Wrote: The rag joint is the same, but both sides of the coupler are different, neither has provisions for engaging the pins. The upper coupler bolts to the column shaft. The lower has a different diameter and spline count.

Posts #5 & 6 in this thread shows both sides of the coupler, post #1 shows the end of the steering column shaft?
I guess the Ford assembly manual is wrong then. Or it might be just a 73 thing. They show one number just space the tilt .150" more spacing with special tool inserted to flex the rubber. 
I just use the one rubber off the help rack at Advance. Always forget the Dorman number but works on mine and zero play in steering.


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I would start with a trip to the alignment shop. Poor alignment will really make these cars feel sloppy...and the shop will tell you what is wrong 90% of the time if there is a mechanical issue before they start any work.

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(08-14-2019, 10:49 AM)Jeff73Mach1 Wrote: I would start with a trip to the alignment shop.  Poor alignment will really make these cars feel sloppy...and the shop will tell you what is wrong 90% of the time if there is a mechanical issue before they start any work.
If I don’t see any play in the components a trip to the alignment shop might be the best course of action.  
I read the other rag joint related posts and ordered the rock auto one.

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Don't forget to check for a loose nut behind the steering wheel...

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I was not driving his car!

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