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Loose steering

I have a 74 cj5,with the engine off I can turn the lower steering shaft back and forth about have way and the part going into the power steering box is very loose.Could it be the bearing or the gear box?
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Can you get a vice grip on the input shaft of the steering box? If so, try just moving the input shaft back and forth while you (or someone else) holds tightly to the pitman arm. If you can rotate the input shaft 1/8 to 1/4 turn without the pitman arm moving...odds are it's a problem in the steering box. If the box itself is tight (pitman arm moves immediately when you rotate the input shaft) then I'd start looking elsewhere in the steering linkage.
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