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Steering issue: need some help

I have been having some major issues with my steering and most was due to laziness and procrastination on my part. Now Im trying to get it all straightened out and Im still struggling.

New OE draglink and alignment

Flushed 1 gallon of Merc LV through the system 2 separate times (should I switch out to Merc5?)



I have this interment problem while just cruising down the road trying to maintain my lane. The steering wheel will feel like it hits a "wall" and then pushes through and sends me towards the other lane then I correct it and does the same thing the other way.

It can act pretty normal for miles at a time then act up for miles at a time.

Any ideas?

Im going to rev it up to 2,000 and check the steering side to side again and see if its smooth.
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Ayup --- front axle u-joint is bound up

Lock the hubs in and drive the truck, you should notice an immediate difference

mine has had those same symptoms
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Ayup --- front axle u-joint is bound up

Lock the hubs in and drive the truck, you should notice an immediate difference

mine has had those same symptoms

Will do. So ill need all new U-joints?
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Been driving mine with the hubs locked in for over a month now, will need to pull the axles before winter comes

with the truck darting from one side to the other it was dangerous to drive -- with the hubs locked, the drive smoothed out in a couple of days -- the joints still need to be replaced tho -- I'm sure they are dry and rusty inside
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This speaks to the importance of using the 4wd. I believe that you should lock in and use the 4wd on a monthly basis.

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Thanks fellas, im going to go drive it now.

Is there a specific brand U-joint I should buy?
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Get joints with a grease zerk -- Spicer
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Get joints with a grease zerk -- Spicer
Thank you sir.
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Yep Spicer is the way to go.

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What other parts will I need, just the axle seals? I did a wheel bearing but it has been a while now and I cant remember.
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