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1993 f-150 4x4 very hard to turn to the right. I've replace the steering box, pump, and front axle u-joints. When it's off the ground it steers easy. Back on the ground, Hard??

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CHECK TIRES PRESSURE.STEERING LINKAGES NEED GREASING IN FITTINGS THEY COULD BE DRY OR WORN DAMAGED.

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Either ball joints or alignment come to mind.
Ball joints will often bind and grab in one direction but not necessarily in the other, when they are really bad.
You don't notice it jacked up because the control arms pivot down to put you on a different location on the ball joint.
You should be able to see which side and whether upper or lower, by seeing the pressure causing flex and jerks.
Although it is usually either one with a rubber rip or the lowers.
But alignment can do it also, especially of jacked up.
The camber or caster can be too great on one side, where turning the steering has to lift the whole truck up on one side more than the other, or it can strongly pull to one side.

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http://www.americantrucks.com/eibach-f150-alignment-kit.html

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Ball joints? look for a bent tie rod end/drag link (they don't call it a drag link on twin I-beam though)

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  • craig bigham Dec 13, 2010

    Did you figure out what it was?my 93 is doing the same now.

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