1996 Nissan 300 ZX steering has one to two inches of slop

Tiny
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  • 1996 NISSAN 300ZX
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,500 MILES

1996 Nissan 300 ZX mileage: 110,500. Two questions actually, first, my steering has approximately one to two inches of slop at neutral, makes it tough on the highway. Second, when I apply moderate to heavy braking, there is a very loud click/snap noise (not repetitive, just one loud click) from the (LT) front suspension. It also does it when I hit a bump, but just on the left wheel. I recently replaced the front brake pads, and the shims are installed, also, for reasons that aren't important here, I have had three of the four shock struts replaced, guess which one is original? The Lt front.

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 10:52 PM

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Tiny
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First answer: Check the front suspension for worn parts, paying close attention to the steering rack. Second answer: Try replacing the fourth strut.

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 10:55 PM

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