After both LCAs were installed there is a slack to the steering wheel, which was not there. This is present with car stationary or moving but tracks straight, to me. PT tracks well when moving. Suspect I have been driving the PT for years with damaged LCAs. Specifically both LCAs had the same damage: Rearmost bushing's (vertical bolt one) totally deteriorated. -When steering wheel is centered (confirmed both tires straight) there is about about a 10 degree of "free movement", left and right, before it has a corresponding effect of movement on the tires. Disconcerting to driver. -I raised and inspected, at home, that the tie-rod ends have no evidence of having been disturbed. -Had the mechanic look over the problem and he concluded that the steering shaft may be damaged i in some way, maybe U joints. PT tracks well when moving. Any help will be much appreciated. 2001 PT Cruiser Ltd, 104K miles. Pretty well maintained; it's a 2nd car not used daily. Owned it for 13 yrs.