Been having some bad tire wear and some steering wander with my 2002, its lifted 3" suspension and 1" body with 33" tires. Trying to narrow down the culprit. Its not death wobble. Its more of a wandering. It likes to pull right then come back straight then pull left (almost a slalom). Its not necessarily gentle as it pulls pretty good but its not enough to through me off the road. Ball joints came to mind since the tie rod ends and track bar seem pretty solid.
How much should they move? I've heard NO movement at all. When i lift on the wheel and watch it moves so slightly its tough to tell. the boot flexes like a mm.
I also greased them and within two pumps of the gun the grease was spurting out the side of the boot. Does this indicate a bad boot which in turn would lead to rusty or worn ball joints?