WHY IS THE STEERING STILL LOOSE AFTER A REBUILT FRONT END? on 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Replaced upper and lower balljoints, Pitman and idler arms. Plus replaced the left wheel bearing.After all this, there is still loose steering.What did i miss? What else could be the cause? 4x4 with 5.3 liter engine. .Thanks.

by in Metter, GA on December 06, 2013
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on December 06, 2013
Steering sector ok? (steering gear) Coupler in steering shaft ok? All tie rods ok? Do you have too much steering wheel lash or play when turning it back and forth, key on engine off? If it just feels loose while driving but steering componets are ok, you need an alignment and check the tires.
COMMENT by on December 08, 2013
Hey brother, I am about to check that now..whenever I am traveling down the road, I have to move the wheel an inch (approx.) Either way to finally get the truck to respond. If it is turned off and I STILL HAVE PLAY in steering then you think its the gearbox? Tie rods? NOT JUST ALIGNMENT? But if its tight while off and ONLY HAS PLAY when driving its alignment? Plz advise. Thanks again.
ANSWER by on December 06, 2013
you go pushrod