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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Control Valve Problems

I have a 67 Mustang. We have rebuilt the control valve and replaced the idler arm. The car is very easy to steer left and a bit tight steering to the right. There is also something going on when I hit a small bump (ie a manhole cover). Its definitely trying to go left when the bump is hit. Adjusting the control valve doesnt seem to help. Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 12:45 AM
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I would check your alignment.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 05:16 PM
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Sounds like you're dealing with some bump steer if its pulling when you run over a bump. Like ryguy said, I'd have your alignment checked, and then maybe invest in some aftermarket strut rods that eliminate the bushing. As for the irregular steering, I'd check for kinked lines or obstructions.

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I have a 67 Mustang. We have rebuilt the control valve and replaced the idler arm. The car is very easy to steer left and a bit tight steering to the right. There is also something going on when I hit a small bump (ie a manhole cover). Its definitely trying to go left when the bump is hit. Adjusting the control valve doesnt seem to help. Any help would be appreciated.

Mitch
The "adjustment" doesn't do that. Check the alignment first. If that's not the problem, then you'll need to go through the valve again.

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More than likely the setting of the control valve orientation to centerlink setting, or a poorly built control.

Roll pin setting How did you do that??

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