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steering is jumping around a bit. what is it

my 99 4wd ext cab xlt ranger's steering is jumping around when driving. i have brand new stock 245/75/16 tires on it. the wheels are fine. everything is stock. any idea of what could be causing this?
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Maybe the wheel is not balance even...

Or mud on the rims...

and at what speeds does it do it...

Did it do it before the new tires...
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i dont know.. the truck had some light front end damaged when i bought it...i didnt not get into the frame. i havent drove it except in the parking lot. tires are clean wheels are clean. and just balanced
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Most likely your toe-in adjustment is out. If you get toe-d out just a bit, the steering wants to wander. I would get an alignment and it'll probably be fine.
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thats weird...

but like you said you got the front end damaged... i dunno what to say...

maybe the last owner sold it because of that...

My steering wheel jumps to... arounnd 65and 75...

I have aftermarket wheel with M/T tires....
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thanks.. I will try that.. i was affraid it might be the rack and pinion
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