with the front end raised to allow the drive axles to turn freely w/engine running & in gear, the drivers side performs well but the passenger side turns very little and can be stopped by hand.
manual transmission power distribution on 1996 Ford Aspire
This is perfectly normal. If a front wheel drive vehicle had a locker (Posi-trac) differential, then it would be nearly impossible to make a turn. On a turn, both front wheels have to turn at different speeds. The outside wheel will always spin faster than the inside on a turn.