75 Granada pitman arm

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75 Granada pitman arm

Post #1 by Cornholio » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:18 pm

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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Re: 75 Granada pitman arm

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:45 pm

Cornholio wrote: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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: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 :thumbup: :nod:
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Re: 75 Granada pitman arm

Post #3 by Cornholio » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:10 pm

Thank you for that suggestion! I just can't imagine that there is no sub for this.

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Re: 75 Granada pitman arm

Post #4 by Cornholio » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:34 pm

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?

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Re: 75 Granada pitman arm

Post #5 by Cornholio » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:27 am

Now here's a weird thing... I found this:
http://www.syd.com.mx/index.php?ver=cat ... idioma=eng
Which says Granada from 1975 to 1980 with no mention of ms or ps except for certain models of mustang. But if you go by it's newer number:
https://darchassisparts.com/catalog/pro ... tegory/81/
Some places say the same, but on ebay every one says it's for manual steering.

Any ideas? Or should I order and hope for the best?
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Re: 75 Granada pitman arm

Post #6 by mustang6 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:25 am

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-RAT-RODDERS-1976-Ford-Granada-Steering-Gearbox/142659376617?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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Re: 75 Granada pitman arm

Post #7 by bubba22349 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:34 am

: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 :thumbup: :nod:
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Re: 75 Granada pitman arm

Post #8 by Cornholio » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:53 pm

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.

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Post #9 by Cornholio » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:57 pm

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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Re: 75 Granada pitman arm

Post #10 by bubba22349 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:59 am

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 :thumbup: :nod:
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Re: 75 Granada pitman arm

Post #11 by Cornholio » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:39 pm

Thank you!
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