If you found no looseness in the column and greasing didn't cure it, AND IF there is really play in the rack, you can remove a thin shim to put more pressure on the rack to pinion gear. NOTE: a little goes a long way, check that after removing a shim that the rack isn't tight when turned. They wear right around neutral and not farther either side.
Oh, the shims are under the little plate on the bottom of rack held on with 2 screws. You will find a spring loaded rub block in there. It must be loose of course, not corroded tight<g>.
AND of course a worn tie rod or end could feel the same. Taking up the play before actually turning.
Good luck, RGS
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