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Exclamation Major front end problem!!!

I was driving last night and I noticed something was wrong earlier and the steering got tighter and tighter. Then I got almost to where I was going and I was sitting at a light and I just rotated my wheels in place from right to left and then I heard a LOUD pop noise. After that I turned and my truck wobbles real bad and I went out this morning to check stuff and wheels are tight no play in them that I found. Sitting in place it will let me turn my wheel to the right, but not the left. Any info please

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Sounds like your steering box is fuked up.

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I just went out and if I start my truck it wont let me turn the the left but if I goin forward or reverse it will let me but pop bad. and feel as is if something is going to break.

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You can disconnect the pitman arm from the steering system and see if it turns, the pitman arm has a balljoint in it as well so maybe something happened with the joints within the system.

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I dont have any tools with me where I am

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You can disconnect the pitman arm from the steering system and see if it turns, the pitman arm has a balljoint in it as well so maybe something happened with the joints within the system.
Half of what he said. Undo your drag link from the pitman arm and try to turn it. If it still pops then its your steering box.

If it turns fine then you have something wrong in your steering. could be a tie rod or a ball joint.

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I dont have any tools with me where I am
You don't have ANY tools?

Hell then your SOL son.

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