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can u fix loose stearing wheel wit pa bl? or just live wit it

My.truck sucks after body lift. Bolts constantly loosen up. Whole truck rattles. I tighten n its good for a day or two n thats using an impact gun.. any tricks? And my wheel jiggles on the column. Any way to fix that. Someone sed it was normal but i cant deal with it
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Ive installed 20+ body lifts on Rangers and never ever experienced this. Remove the steering shaft bolt and apply some thread locker to the bolt. Once the bolt is installed, fix the vibration from your truck that is rattling everything loose, whether it be a tire vibration, driveline vibration etc.
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It will only move about a quarter inch forward in the 9 oclock area of the wheel. If i push it forward or pull back on any other side of wheel such as 12, 3, or 6... No movement. It was in the six o clock area yesterday but hen had ne casters put in and another alignment so now the area that has play has moved a quarter way round the wheel to the 9 oclock area. I will take wheel off n take a look
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Ive installed 20+ body lifts on Rangers and never ever experienced this. Remove the steering shaft bolt and apply some thread locker to the bolt. Once the bolt is installed, fix the vibration from your truck that is rattling everything loose, whether it be a tire vibration, driveline vibration etc.
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I don't think i've ever heard of a steering shaft bolt going loose after you install a BL.
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If the steering wheel moves on the column, the body lift is not at fault. something is loose or worn in the column
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