The idea that it is easy when lifted makes sense. There is no resistance on the tires from the weight.
Was the only thing repaired the upper control arms? If so, I suspect there is something not put together correctly. Although there is no resistance when it is lifted when you set it down, the suspension lowers and things can touch. Have you tried having a helper turn the steering while the truck is on the ground to make sure nothing is rubbing?
Let me know that. Also, if you look below, I attached what that manual provides in the event of hard turning. It is very limited. However, since it started after the work was done, something had to be damaged or put together incorrectly.
Let me know.
See pic below.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 AT 5:22 PM