1970- is my Power steering Control valve ball stud worn?
1970 mach 1.
How can I determine is the Power Steering Control valve ball stud and socket worn and needs to be replaced?
When I initially start the car and turn the steering wheel I get a bang and then it does not happen again till the car is off for a while.
I have checked every part of the steering/suspension (as well as the PS cylinder where it mounted to the frame bracket). i also had the car on a lift where the car weight is still on the wheels, and having someone turn the wheel and everything seems tight.
Does it seem like it could be the stud and socket?
If so, how difficult is it to replace that? (I have looked at the Ford shop manual)
Some what of shot in the dark, but I would quess the idler is binding.
These can cause the sudden release POP.
It won't be the Ball Stud/Sleeve it resides in, UNLESS it has been damaged to where the Brass bushing in binding when the necessary travel is restricted--No need for restriction unless, Some Idiot Pickle forked it.
A Day, 12 Pack, Will get it done with Mechanical Knowledge, Good assortment of Tools.
3 Weeks, Many cases of , with poor mechanical ability, Buffalo socket set, Multi Screw Driver.