Recently replaced both lower ball joints, inner & outer tie rods on my vehicle since at least one of the tie rod ends was shot and a ball joint were leaking grease/spun in place and needed replacement. Made the mistake of torqueing the LBJs and tie rod nuts on the vehicle with the front end jacked up. Torque wrench cause the steering rack to move to the locked position, but appeared to put too much stress (60 ft-lbs on tied rods and 100 ft-lbs on LJBs) as now there is a small amount of play in both tires (previously just one) and the steering wheel moves left and right 2" when grabbing tires on both sides and shaking. Holding steering wheel prevents movement of tires.
Problem is that no shop will allow it to pass inspection when it’s not a safety issue as it relates to the steering wheel lock. Mechanic stated he’d have to pull apart steering column to confirm.
Why is this an issue when it’s just common sense as to what is causing the problem for any mechanic who’s knowledgeable?