Working on a 9000 series car. We have a lot of slop at the lower end of the steering column, evidently a worn or missing bushing, causing both lateral and and end play. We also have the lost motion from wear at the male and female 'D' shaped telescoping section.
The column is notably different (shorter) than what is in the two Ford era cars here that exhibit none of these problems.
Anyone have any specific experience with the later cars?