1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Steering problem
1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I just bought a Cutlass Ceiara off my girlfriends mom. When I drive the steering wheel has alot of play in it but is still drivable without to many difficultys I've had people tell me that I need new tie rods but I'm not 100% shure if thats the problem any sulotions?
April 13, 2008.

Jack the car up and put your hands at 3 and 9 oclock on the wheel, then shake it, any play? If so find out what maves, the outer or the inner.

Apr 13, 2008.
JAck the front wheel off the ground and push/pull each wheel. There should be no play at all. IF you feel it, look at the tie rod end while some one else shakes the wheel. Grab onto it and you may feel the movement