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steering issues PLEASE HELP.

Hello I have a 1994 F250 7.3 5speed. It's all stock and original I'm currently having problems when turning right. Everything is fine turning left but from straight to right it's very hard to turn like no power steering. I replaced the steering pump and still have problems, ball joints have been replaced.
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2WD or 4x4? How's the alignment?

Check steering gear mounting to frame, column/shaft (esp. joints), don't overlook the obvious -- tire pressure.
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4x4 fresh alignment new tires, A friend told me it's the ujoints in the axle i'm having trouble believing him and someone told me the gear box. I'm not sure where to start. and update on the issue with the new pump it only does it when still and sometimes at slow speeds. so i'm really confused with it.
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when looking at the gearbox anything in perticular to look for to show thats it's the problem
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Could be the U-joints. Try this - park the truck with the front wheels dead straight. Unlock the hubs, and try to turn each front axle shaft. Then turn the steering a few degrees and try turning the shafts again. If it's much harder, or you can't turn them, the U-joints are suspect. Lubricate if they're greaseable, replace if not.

Are you sure the hubs are unlocking? Are the the OEM autocraptic hubs?
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Could be the U-joints. Try this - park the truck with the front wheels dead straight. Unlock the hubs, and try to turn each front axle shaft. Then turn the steering a few degrees and try turning the shafts again. If it's much harder, or you can't turn them, the U-joints are suspect. Lubricate if they're greaseable, replace if not.

Are you sure the hubs are unlocking? Are the the OEM autocraptic hubs?
X2 that's what happened to me but i had hard steering right and left

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Manual hubs i will try that tonight when I get home from work.
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Bad axle u-joints can be hard to diagnose, but this could be your issue.

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Got right side u joints changed after many hours of fighting with they were beyond bad but still have hard right steering. But still have to do drivers side but have to wait till better weather.
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Replaced all ujoints, with no help in poor power steering to the right. it works perfect to the left. Only thing left that I know of is to change the steering gearbox. I'm not looking forward to this repair.
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