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Long story short I had a bunch of front end replaced. Steering still sticking ball joints are new and been checked again. After some research I see it could be steering box or axle u joints. I grease the joints and with wheel turned all the way both ways, and strait I can spin them easily by hand. Is there a correct way to check them? If the joints were binding would I be able to spin them? Also when turning while stopped wheel gets tight last turn and half to right only, binds bad. To the left its fine. While moving I don't really notice, also on highway when correcting it sticks while making lane changes etc. so the other posts were back and forth so is it box or joints?.. 2006 f350 71k
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Sounds like cheap ball joints. What brand did you use?


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Does it do this with the front end off the ground? Could be cheap ball joints, but my money is on a bad steering stabilizer.

The way to check those u-joints is get a small bar in there and gently pry up on the yoke, if you can see movement between the u-joint and the other yoke it needs replaced. If they were binding bad enough that you'd feel it through the steering wheel, you should notice a binding point when you check them by hand. To check for spin-binding, spin the wheel with it turned, not straight. The angle helps show whether the needle bearings are starting to go or not.

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I have a new stabilizer, newer joints on both sides, one side from buying dealer other side from a shop. Not sure on brand but on greaseable one not. I'll jack it up but I did spin both joints by hand easily. With wheel turned
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