My mustang is my first car and I am having the distinct pleasure of learning everything the hard way with this vehicle. I have noticed over the past month and a half that the steering is gaining play slowly but steadily. I just noticed last night that I turned the wheel360 degrees. I am not comfortable with this change considering how much tighter the steering was when I purchased this vehicle 1 year and seven thousand miles ago. Have I been neglecting some maintenance?
I have been reading and am well aware that it could be a variety of factors. I recently had my lower ball joints replaced. The tires are not a problem. My power steering fluid is at exactly the level it should be. I read that struts can cause issues with steering. I was told by a shop the last time I got my brakes changed that I might want to replace my struts. At the time I just assumed they were trying to get me to have them do more work on my car.
Being a college student and not having had what you might call "money" lately, I haven't gotten to my struts yet, though I will shortly. I was wanting to know, bearing in mind the time frame over which this has happened, if it is likely to be the struts? If not, what is it most likely to be? Any thoughts or comments are appreciated!