Well, I'll remove the football and see what's what. There's no fore/aft lash. And in any case I'm not taking this box out, or apart. If it's sloppy and removing shims doesn't make it better, he's going to have to live with it. Tie rod ends are OK. Idler box has some slop, but that will have to be fixed another day. This is a beater Berlina, on a budget.