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Steering Diagnosis Help

Hey all... Im just looking for a little help on what could be going on with my steering...

I have a 2004 F250 (late build 6.0) with 173K on it. Its leveled with an exhaust and K&N... everything else stock. I do use Dashboss for monitoring.

Within the past few weeks, the steering got real tough and would randomly feel like someone would lightly jerk the wheel to either the left or the right. It also will not return to straight/center after turns (left or right turns) and I have to "force" it back straight.

I replaced the pitman arm drop link and popped in a new power steering pump and got it aligned this weekend. I also checked the steering stabilizer and its got plenty of resistance to it. It now turns much easier (thanks to the new pump) but it still fails to return to center and the slight jerking (almost feels like the tires hit a rut in the road and it gets pulled to that side) is still present.

Anyone have any ideas? Im kinda thinking the steering gear box but does anyone know of a way to "test" that before I take the day and rip it apart? I hate fixing things that are not broken.

Im also looking for a good write up on replacing the steering gear if anyone happens to have one .... or any experience tips/tricks in doing it...

thanks all!
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