May 8, 2007Recently I have been getting more and more play in my steering wheel. Today I heard and felt a few small pops when I was pulling away from a curb. Now I have about 12" of play in the steering wheel. I am still using the manual steering box and have checked the splines from the steering wheel to the internal shaft. That looks fine. The steering box has some grease on the outside but no different than normal. Can anyone guide me on what to check next?