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I made a right hand turn and the truck made a load noise like the fender was rubbing. A week later I have developed a bad shaking in the front end the steering feels soft and then hard at times any ideas? Thanks
 
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Welcome to the forum

What year Ranger?
What engine?
2WD or 4x4?
Manual trans or Automatic?

You need to jack up front tires and give them a spin and a shake, to see whats loose

Loud noise, with soft and hard steering could be anything from a flat tire to a broken A-frame, even power steering system
 
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1993 4x4 xlt tires are new can not see any damage thanks
 
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Start engine and have someone turn steering wheel lock to lock while you watch for odd movement on either side

Do you have manual or automatic front 4x4 hubs?

Have you tried 4high to see if steering is any different?
 
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Automatic I have tried the 4 wheel high makes no difference? Thanks
 
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Ernie Campbell, When turning, were you in 4- wheel drive ?
If you had the truck in 4x high, binding can happen, depending on how tight the turn is.
As Ron suggested jack up the tire, under the ball joint, grab the bottom and top of the tire and move the top and bottom in and out, each hand in different directions. Sometimes, once jacked up, using a bar under the tire can move it where your hand may not, and may indicate move severe problems !
If you get excessive movement you may have ball joint problems !
Also, in and out on the sides can direct you to tie rod problems.

When did you get the truck ?
Have you or anyone ever done any repairs to the front end ?

Just thinking out loud, smell the wood burning, could your Hubs be worn enough to be locked all the time and in turn causing binding while turning a tight turn ?

Good Luck on your venture into Frontend Land, post up what you find !
 
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I was not in 4 wheel drive but thanks I will check the tie rods and ball joints. Thanks
 
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Originally Posted by Ernie campbell View Post
I was not in 4 wheel drive but thanks I will check the tie rods and ball joints. Thanks
Hey, How did things turn out ?

Interested, could be a good write-up !
 
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