Fiat punto 1.2 sx 1998 - Fiat punto play in steering wheel - KCSRenault

Hello again everyone,

My aunt has a fiat punto 1998 sx 12, which i gave her a few months ago, which was gifted to me from my great aunt, all kinds of confusing, anyway.

I moved it out of here drive for her, and noticed play in the steering wheel as in if you hold steering wheel you can (rock it), from side to side slightly if you hold it. She barely ever uses it, as she lives in the city centre. However dont want her driving a death trap as i gave it to her. Need to know what to fix and if a big fix, as if it is, the car will just go to the scrap yard, as its worthless.

Any suggestions, would it be the rack itself or ??

Thanks folks

Fiat punto 1.2 sx 1998 - Fiat punto play in steering wheel - Oli rag

It could be the steering rack or just wear in a track rod end.

Fiat punto 1.2 sx 1998 - Fiat punto play in steering wheel - galileo

How much free play is there? LImit in MOT guidance is 380mm (about an inch and a half).

 

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