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Old 02-01-2011, 12:27 AM
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Trouble when turning

my cougar drives fine but catches and grabs when ever it turns, any ideas?
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:41 AM
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It would help to know what year and any other info about the car that might be important, like type of steering, type of rear axle, posi or not, what modifications you have done, etc.

My crystal ball doesn't have enough info to see your car clearly.
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It would help to know what year and any other info about the car that might be important, like type of steering, type of rear axle, posi or not, what modifications you have done, etc.

My crystal ball doesn't have enough info to see your car clearly.
Come on now Eric squint your eyes tighter!

Dave, we need more info. The biggest, have you done any work or changes on the car around when it started doing this.

Brian
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I just bought the car, and aside from modded disk brakes in the front and a new air filter and valve covers, the car is mostly stock. its a 289 1967 mercury cougar. im new to this and i just wanted to pick everyones brain to check every possibilities. I would assume this problem is just from age but i wanted to see wat you guys think, thanks.

ps. i think it might be power steering and the pump is suposidly not the greatest, but it seems to only catch in the steering itself and has no problem with the energy needed to turn

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Do you feel it in the steering wheel or does it feel like it is inthe back of the car.?
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:09 PM
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in the steering, as if the wheel is stuck then suddenly gives and dives when it turns
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It sounds like a power assist problem. You should have the front suspension inspected for any parts that may be binding or damaged or bent and possibly getting stuck or catching on the car itself. If it turns out to be an assist problem, You will need to check the pressure out put of the pump.You will need to hook a 500 psi gauge into the pressure line side to do that.

A simple way that may work would be to put in some lucas power steering additive , it may alleviate the problem. If the fluid is real dirty looking you should flush it before attempting to do anything as that may fix the problem right there.
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Could be air locked in the system.
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Something else to consider is that the adjustment on the steering box could have been over tightened.
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this problem happens the same way everytime the exact same way without fail, if that changes anything.

ill check those things out and see if they work...the gear box needs tweeking according to a mechanic, so that might be it

thanks guys
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