Steering Rods, Boots, & Doublers

How do I know if my steering rods are working properly?
The free play movement of my new steering rod has a little drag when I push it in and out. My old steering rod does not have much shaft drag. Is there something wrong with my new steering rod?
What else can cause poor steering response besides the steering rods?

Not finding what your looking for?

Try one of the following: