RE: 99 dodge 4x4 cummins steering
No, it's not "OK". The dealer is retarded. Mine drove perfect for 90k. I have a 99 1500 and it just started wandering a little, actually it has a dead spot in the steering. I replaced the track bar with a Napa Spicer one and it seems worse now. There's gotta be something else wrong i.e. tie rods, pitman arm, drag link, etc. The only advice I can give is what I've read on here: get underneath and look at every component and check for play. I'm gonna do the same and will let you know.
1999 1500 4x4 Xcab SB 318 nv3500 hypertech PPIII
180 stat Champion Truckplugs 4071
Flowmaster 50 Magnaflow Cat
Nitto Terra Grappler 285/75 R16 Thuren track bar