This is not normal. You either have worn steering components or the steering gearbox is worn or out of adjustment. Is the truck lifted? A lift that is not done correctly can cause anomaly like you describe.
can you determine if it's before the steering box, as in have someone move the wheel back and forth within the sloppy tolerances and see if the shaft engages the box, if the steering wheel and shaft to the box is tight then it may be in the box, if the box is tight check tie rod ends. i've mentioned it before but i put bushings in the shaft joint and adjusted the steering box and it almost all went away
Had truck at dealer today they said steering gearbox has to much play and they are going to replace it under warranty. Also the drag link joint at the pitman arm has some play and is popping. They will are going to replace the whole drag link assembly when they change out the gearbox. Unfortunately drag link is not covered under warranty.
Good news and bad news. Good news is I got the updated new drag link. Bad news is new gearbox had more play then my original box.. When tech test drove it with the new box he said that truck was all over the road and he was scared he might not make it back. So they reinstalled original and ordered another new one.
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