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Today, my power steering started acting flaky - binding and jerking. I nursed it home after work and discovered to my horror that the pitman arm was only loosely attached to the control valve ball stud, even though the cotter pin was still there. It seems that the castle nut doesn't go down very far before the cotter pin can be inserted. I had to put a thick washer under the nut to get the arm to tighten down any, and it's still not down very far. Is there supposed to be a spacer or something under the nut?

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I don't think that thing is safe to drive.Just bring it to my house, and trade it to me for my 460 powered '70 Fastback. It "Don't have no stinkin' power steering"....

Now, seriously, I have a complete power steering system for the '70 laying in the garage (because it won't fit with the headers) I went out and looked it over. There is no spacer on mine. The shaft is threaded just a little longer that the thickness of the arm. Maybe your link is just worn that bad.....
Hope this helps. If I had a digital camera I would send a picture, but, don't have one.Sorry...
 

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Thanks, I'll bet the hole in the pitman arm is wallered out - probably time to replace. Your 460 powered 70 sounds like an awesome ride (not that I'm proposing a trade)!


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