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97 dodgeram hard steering

New steering box ,new pump same hose ,has cooler . no clunks stock stablizer joints all good . is their a pressure valve .been like this for years trying to fix

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There 2 things that i would recommend first you need to check turnning force on your ball joints. Remove both front tires and unhook the tie rods at the knuckles.Position one of the axle u-joint caps at the 12 0'clock position on the side your checking. Take a pull scale(one like you use for fishing) it has to go over 25lbs and hook it to the tie rod hole on the knuckle an pull it toward you. The pulling force should not be more than 25lbs if it is the ball joints need to be replaced. If it passes i would the caster on your alignment( caster adjustment is primarly ease or steering and high speed stability. to much positive caster can make steering hard(think of a shopping cart it has alot of negative caster thats why they turn so easy}

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