So I have a Total Chaos aftermarket steering system on my Xterra. It's only seen 2 years of use - mostly as a daily driver with a fair bit of logging road washboard driving.
Having some knock in my steering, trying to figure out what's going on. I'm thinking my heim joint is worn, but I have no experience with these so don't know how much play is 'normal'.
Here is the video of the (potentially) worn heim: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4gocmqdfdv0e4l3/VID_20200118_125112.mp4?dl=0
You can see that the wheel has a fair bit of movement without any of the actual steering engaging - movement is just from the heim play. I'm assuming this is too much play and is worn out?
kinda crazy that it wore out in under 2 years with probably only 15,000km of driving, mostly pavement :|