Play in steering

Asked by Apr 22, 2017 at 01:44 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2000 ss montecarlo with 207k miles...yea i know. i just bought it
into gm and they said it was worn parts so i said to replace them it was a
steering rack and control arm,ball joints loose i had them replaced. and
there is still a side to side play in the steering. they said they checked out
everything that has to do with the steering what else can it be???can any
one help me out? don't really want to spend 1k plus on a problem they
don't want to fix. THANKS!

3 Answers


It could be in the front wheel bearings, or the tires are worn funny, and may need a front and rear end alignment.


I would check the steering shaft for excessive play.

i had the bearings replaced and i had an alignment done when they replaced the rack

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