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raise the front wheels without engine running and turn wheel back and forth using steering wheel. This should purge any air in system. If that doesn't help the most common failure is the pump itself. Cannot imagine why the ball joint replacement would have caused this.
is the ball joint seized? can you unhook the outers from the knuckles and see if they pivot?
if he pump has no circulation the pump is bad
is the pump pumping?
when i crack any of the lines open fluid squirts out pretty good so i would say yes
so is the steering gear binding?