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Old 07-22-2009, 09:46 AM
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Steering pulsation when turning right

My 67 Mustang Coupe is driving again. All steering components are brand new and everything is tightened to spec. I've done the granada disc brake swap and converted my PS to MS with one of the control valve delete adapters and I have the good "roller" (gusher bearing) idler arm.

I am getting a pulsation when turning right only. Doesn't do it when straight or turning left. And it doesn't have to be an actual turn, even if the steering wheel is turning towards the right "riding" a road rut it will do it.

I first thought wheel bearings not properly preloaded because it's only doing it on one side, so I checked them both and both are good (and brand new to boot)...

I am at a loss as everything is new (save for the steering box) and tight.

Any thoughts guys?

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Steering feed back.

I have all the steering components out of my 67 coupe (with power steer) and have seal kits etc. coming from L.A. Mustang Country. I have had the steering box to pieces and the information i have found tells me that the sector shaft in the box when turned from full lock to lock should be tighter when the car is steering straight ahead(sector shaft in the centre position) so as not to wander left or right. When the sector shaft goes past the "straight ahead "position left or right, there is more clearance between the worm and the sector shaft. If there is too much wear in the sector shaft it will loosen up when you turn right or left depending which side is worn. As it is the only thing you have not renewed it is possible it could be the box sector shaft and worm are worn.The "end float " on the sector shaft is critical and needs to be checked . The pitman arm needs to be disconnected to enable you to set it up correctily. I googled "67Mustang Steering Adjustment and found plenty of info.
It sounds as if you have eliminated all possibilities. I have also seen that happen when the power steering fluid becomes aerated.
My neighbour chased a pwr. steer problem on his BMW 7 series for months and found an offcut of a rubber hose sucked down into the pressure line. The steering was "squealing like a pig" when turned from lock to lock.
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Great information, thank you.
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