noise after suspension work
99 ranger 138k miles
just replaced the shocks, tie rod ends, lower ball joints, upper control arms including upper ball joints because for MY truck you cant pop out the upper ball joints and that sucked. also replaced the brake pads. i gave it a couple of days and then got it aligned. two days later in drifted to the right so they aligned it again and switched the front tires. no drift now.
after the work i have realized that the steering is pretty tight. after coming out of a turn the wheel doesnt turn itself back all that far. i have to turn the wheel back to get it straight. is that ok?
and now for the problem- there is a sound coming from the passenger side. it is only when turning either direction. doesnt always do it but sometimes it will be three or four times while i turn. it is a light thud/pop type sound. you can feel it a little bit in the truck. my wife turned the wheels slowly back and forth and i grabbed the upper control arm and it seem to be coming form the new uppper ball joint. it is a sealed joint and was very very stiff when i bought it. is this normal? will it eventually stop by it self? i didnt attempt to add any additional grease. what do ya think?