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I have a 1990 gmc truck not 4x4 it is a 2 wheel drive. when i turn left the steering will lock up and i can't get it to turn right. i have put on new inner and outter tie rod's. and a new idler arm. what can it be that need's to be done?

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With the front wheels of the ground remove the outer tie rods from the knuckles. Turn the knuckles by hand. Do they move freely? if not than the upper or lower ball joint are binding.

With the tie rod end still disconnected turn the steering wheel to the left. Does it still bind up? If so you probably have a bad steering gear box.

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