Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: SouthEastern PA
Oh yeah, I guess that could be worn tie rods. My car developed terrible slop in the tie rods. I didn't notice it until one day, I turned the steering wheel while stopped in a parking lot and I heard this big POP!. When I turned the wheel back and forth, it would go POP, POP, POP ... because there was a 1/4 inch or more of play in the left front tie rods! From outside the car, you could see the wheel "pop" into motion, instead of moving smoothly. That's a good thing to check.
Owner, 1990 Thunderbird SC, white w/ gray cloth