There is too much slop in the steering wheel. I can turn the wheel maybe 2" before it locks in and becomes tight, to move the front tires, to steer. I at first thought I might adjust the steering rod but the slop happens before it moves the rod. There is no resistance to this slop, an infant touching it would move it till it comes to the end of play. Perhaps there is a gear that is worn or the steering wheel shaft has pulled up, out of a gear somewhat and that is the cause of this slop.
I can't find any info how to tighten the steering column to remove this slop. If this is possible to do without replacing the steering gear, how do I do that?
Any pointers, suggestions, links?