This is a safety concern and should be attanded to asap.
Most likely the steering column to steering box linkages are not secured. From under the dash check the steering U-joints holding bolts. If bolts are secure, with engine off, turn steering and note if the steering wheel is turning without the U-joints under the column turning. If steering wheel turns but steering shaft does not, the steering wheel is not properly secured.
If the shaft turns but you have a feeling of somethig slipping, the steering box is bad and has to be replaced.
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Thursday, January 6th, 2011 AT 3:12 PM