Originally Posted by rangerboy101
To check if it's a bad ball joint, jack up the front of the truck and pull on the top of the tire in and out. Do the same with the bottom, then depending on how much movement there is depends on how bad you need to ball joints. I'm not sure if it would be the same type of thing for tie rods or not though.
that checking doesnt really work on SLA t-bar set up thats better for TTB or I-beam.
SLA upper ball joint you need to lift and push down on the upper control arm. you can put a long pry bar into the frame and pick up on it or push down if there is movement from the arm to knuckle then there is a problem.
lower is also up and down movement.
you can check if the wheel bearing is running out put the truck on 4 jack stands on level ground and put in 4 low and drive and see if its running out