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Could be the whole rack loose, like bushings wiped out.
This. ^^^^^

The first years are known to have steering rack bushing issues that contribute to weird tire wear and sloppy steering response.
 

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When i had it jacked up, i shook the rack. Didnt feel like it moved. Ill check again thanks
Leave it on the ground and CAREFULLY lay under it as safely as possible while someone turns the wheel side to side.

You’ll likely see considerable play in the rack bushings.
 

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I would have to take the rack/ wheels/ tie rods completely off the truck to replace right? If thats the issue
If you determine the rack bushing is the issue you have 2 options:

1.) Replace the "main" bushing with a oem replacement. This procedure doesn't involve rack removal. It doesn't really fix the issue but technically repairs it. The benefit is that it's cheap and easy.

2.) Remove the rack and replace all the bushings with the Mayhem Metal Works steering brace kit. It is the only true permanent solution that I'm aware of. It's not difficult but not alot of fun either.
 

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this is the main correct? I cant seem to find the other 2 on rockauto or autozone. Dealership item?
That looks correct. That is what I was calling the main bushing. The other bushings aren't serviceable without removing the rack and pressing them out. I'm not sure if they are available anywhere because my MMW steering kit came with new ones when I purchased their kit.
 
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