Justanold was right. Stop driving it. I have a 92 full size bronco that when I first bought it, it actually had the same problem. I took apart the steering collumn and found the upper steering shaft and bearings in shreds. The shaft had been worn into by the constant turning on straight metal instead of the bearings it should have had that had come apart completely.
If you want to do it yourself it is pretty simple to change, and I'd be happy to walk you through the steps, you just need to purchase the bearings and depending on the condition of the shaft a new one or one out of a junkyard but you're gonna want new bearings.
Or have it taken to a shop and have them check it out, but make sure to have them look at the bearings first which I'm pretty sure since like I said that's describing perfectly what happened to me. Good luck and let us know what your plans are :)
Sunday, July 1st, 2007 AT 3:34 AM