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Username Post: Power steering assembly        (Topic#356018)
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04-15-19 03:00 AM - Post#2764245    

I have been on the hunt for a vibration I get once I hit 70mph front the front right hand side. I have checked wheel bearings, had the tyres balanced, replaced all the bushings that had deteriorated away, replaced the suspension shocks and coils and am running out of ideas. I am wondering about the ball joints, but not sure if there is a way of testing this first? If anyone has any tips I would be great full.
One item have noticed is what appears to be a missing or worn bush between the power steering control valve and the pitman arm.
From the attached picture of mine, there appears to be nothing there. I have looked for the part from suppliers but can't find it. Shopuld mine be in better condition than shown?

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My Power steering control valve

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Manual indicating a bushing

63 Chev Bel Air

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04-15-19 05:48 AM - Post#2764252    
    In response to Lunar

I think that what your calling a bushing is a rubber seal...

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Loc: San Diego
Reg: 06-29-15
04-15-19 05:51 AM - Post#2764254    
    In response to Lunar

are you running drums? I ran mine for 35k mi and just put discs on. I noticed a difference...sway bar tight?

the circled part is a seal - if it's not leaking, then it's ok. those need to be torqued precisely or it will leak.


61 Impala bubbletop, 283, 2bbl Rochester, generator, points and drum brakes- daily driver
'49 Harley Davidson FL - Panhead

Edited by omarine on 04-15-19 05:53 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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