worn steering rack bushings = squeaky?

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    Default worn steering rack bushings = squeaky?

    Anyone experience this? At first I thought it was my uniballs making all that groaning noise - I think it could be bad bad steering rack bushings. The rack moves quite a bit when I turn the steering wheel side to side - When my daughter goes down for a nap, I'll have my wife jump in the truck to give it a few turns so I can take a listen and visually inspect in each fender well to see what my balls are up to as well as take a better look at what the rack is doing.
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    Default Re: worn steering rack bushings = squeaky?

    "Quite a bit" meaning the rack moves, side to side a fraction, or slops an inch or more?
    The big rubber mounts will absorb vibration and bumps but the rack should only move
    side to side imperceptibly.
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    Default Re: worn steering rack bushings = squeaky?

    Update... It's my passenger side uniball that's groaning. The drivers side is nice and quiet. Interesting that my passenger side uniball "cup" was still filled with water and the drivers side was completely dry (i had given both sides a thourough cleaning about an hour before returning to the truck). I wonder if there is a whole bunch of dust and grime in there that's contributing to the noise.

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