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'65' mustang p/s control valve

The ball joint in my '65' mustang power steering control valve leeks. The ball moves from side to side. Can it be rebuild and where can I get parts?

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  • Steven Davy Feb 01, 2009

    I was wondering why you think its a bad idea to rebuild the control valve? I just rebuild the control valve in a 65 ranchero of course its pulls to the right, and no power steering went you turn it to the right, I have try many times to ajust the valve by the shop manual and no luck.

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I would advise against any attempt to take it apart. the best way is to replace it as one piece with the draglink attatched to the new part. there are a couple of companies on the web that sell the control valves. they usually require the old part back because they are rare to find.

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