Looks like another job goes on the list.
Better now than during prime driving weather though.
Easy fix. Kits are readily available at a reasonable price to re-bush the spindles and replace the spindle bolts. With new bushings and bolts, and a little adjustment it will make it steer like a dream.
Dang, I got to do the same thing.
Can you video yourself doing the task of replacing them & fitting? That would probably be a fairly good how-to video for these cars.
Steve, is it just the top? Is the bottom threaded ? I need to do the same, but only the top hole is sloppy. The bottom hole is threaded and tight...Chip.
Looks like a job for "Steven's Front Axle Tool". Dan
The video shows the bottoms of the spindles moving, so the axle is probably a candidate for Heli-coils. Or as Dan suggested, the Stevens tool.
Oh come on Steve, they just need a little oil.
There will always be a little movement. I just redid mine and there is a little. So how much is to much is the question.
As Mike pointed out, the threaded lower part of the axle looks like the spindle bolt is moving in the axle where it is supposed to be tight.
I think I would repair before any further driving.
If the thread at the bottom is still good, you can wrap shim stock around the top of the bolt where it goes through the axle. This will be held in place when you tighten it up and will stop the bolt from rocking back and forth in the axle.
Just an update on this. When I got the spindles off I found that the bottom holes in the axle were fine. All the threads are there. The slop was all in the worn out bushings. Sometimes you get lucky.
I hope I'm that lucky.