The movement in the first video is normal. It's a ball-and-socket joint. They are designed to have that freedom of movement.
If the rod in the second video is hitting the bolt head, that's bad.
I didn't see anything wrong in the third video. Hard to tell, though, with the camera movement.
Test the joints by hand. Try to move the joint up and down. Don't use pliers to do it, as even a new joint will move up and down with the force of pliers. The joint has a spring in it to take up normal wear. Pliers are capable of compressing the spring.
Turning the wheel lock to lock while not moving is not good for any power steering pump.
Sounds like you may have damaged the vanes in the pump, reducing the amount of power assist.
2008 Unlimited Rubicon Automatic
Last edited by ronjenx; 05-12-2018 at 07:34 PM.