My steering doesnt really feel loose.. The car just seems to dart a bit, and doesnt track real straight..
I had an appointment for an alignment but cancelled it because u cant do an alignment with any amount of play "movement" in either tire when the car is jacked up.
There isnt any leakage either.. Really quite a shame, the tie rods shouldnt outlast the rack....
However!! Wife brought the car to the dealer 5 months ago for an alignment. Because the car was scalloping the inside of the front tires. The dealer did an alignment.. And the documents showed the passenger front "same tire that moves now" was very toed in. They told her there wernt any worn parts and did an alignment.... But how could an alignment be out without worn parts?? The threads on the tie rods dont adjust themself.....
Needless to say the new tires put in following that alignment are ruined, same as the previous set..
Car was under warranty in the spring... But not now, i think they screwed us over a bit..
Im going to pay a visit to the dealer tomorrow and have a conversation with the guys there... Who knows... Worth a try!