75 Granada pitman arm

Cornholio

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Hello everybody, I've been mentally going over what I need for my car tonight and I've been beating my head against a wall. I need a new pitman arm and all I can find are manual steering ones. I can't seem to find a power steering arm to save my life. Any suggestions? I'm really new to the ford platform.
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Cornholio":1pmx3n60 said:
Hello everybody, I've been mentally going over what I need for my car tonight and I've been beating my head against a wall. I need a new pitman arm and all I can find are manual steering ones. I can't seem to find a power steering arm to save my life. Any suggestions? I'm really new to the ford platform.
Thanks All!

:hmmm: I would have to wonder if there would be any real difference between a manual or power steering pitman arm as long as the steering shaft diameter and spline count are the same. Have you checked out the ones listed for the 302 engine with power steering? Good luck (y) :nod:
 

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Argh... no dice. Apparently a 1975 granada never had power steering according to the internet. I can find maverick, comet, ranchero's but no granada. Was it that expensive an option back then?

Regards, Alex.
 

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I'm pretty sure that pitman arm is for a manual steering application only because it has the built-in ball joint. Power steering cars were really power assisted, so the pitman arm on the power steering cars had a tapered hole instead of the ball joint. See the box below as an example:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ATTENTION-...376617?hash=item21372955e9:g:xYcAAOSwqaJaUjQB

I think the reason no one sells a repro power pitman arm is there is nothing to wear out- so if you don't have one at all you need to get one from a wrecking yard or something.
 

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:beer: well that sure explains everything then if it's a power asst. system instead of a power steering box, some Pictures would have helped in the I.D. Yes as a power asst. system the steering arm isn't a "wearable part" that ever needs replacement unless it maybe has been in a wreck. Is yours missing then? There maybe some NOS parts somewhere at old Ford dealers or antique Ford parts houses, if you can find out the orginal Ford part number (try the numbers dummy on the FTF), otherwise X2 a used part is probably going to be your only other chooice. Good luck in the hunt (y) :nod:
 

Cornholio

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Wow I feel a bit stupid. Thanks for all the answers! I swung wrenches for Volvo so I'm used to rack and pinion, not fords version. It looks like the steering control valve ball stud bushing is worn out. I'm thinking of getting a kit for it but I've seen a lot of warnings against using them. Sorry for the crappy pic... I need a better light for my camera.

Regards, Alex.
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Sorry about the double post... I'm getting a HTTP error when I try to upload another pic. Here's the wear.
 

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This power asst. system has been used on many Fords in the past as far back as the 1950's. Having rebuilt a few of these control valves over the years if you can find a good quality rebuild kit like from NAPA or Ford you should be ok. Good luck (y) :nod:
 
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