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Q: Hello, I have a 96 Chevy Tahoe 4wd and I have a lot of play in my steering wheel. What does that mean?

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My steering wheel has too much play in it. What does that mean and how much does it cost to be fixed?

My car has 246840 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

When you have a lot of play in the steering then you should have the entire steering system checked for loose or worn steering tie rod ends.

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