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I have a 57 Chevy and I'm getting a shudder in the steering

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Hi Gary I have a 57 Chevy and I'm getting a shudder in the steering can you help me pls
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello! My name is Gary.
Welcome to JustAnswer.
I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with a reply shortly.

Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello there,

If you have power steering shudder, you need to check the front end for a binding ball joint before condemning a hydraulic fault.

What engine in your car?

Any modifications?

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Early 283
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Have fitted alternator and new power steering pump as it was originally generator mount power steering .
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Does the fluid get aerated at all?

Can you describe the shudder at little more, the steering wheel shakes while turning at idle speed, groaning noise, vibration through the chassis etc?

When did this start?

After your last installation?

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The oil is not aerated as I have bleed all air out .. steering feels good till you get half way through the turn then it starts to shudder through the chassis and bounce the steering wheel .I have fitted a steering cooler as well all lines are tight . I did get it right while I had it in the shed then drove it around for awhile and it just got worse . I will check the control valve ball to if it moves freely.�� Reg.. brad
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hi Brad,

Sounds like a pressure regulator valve spring or the steering box control valve.

It needs a pressure gauge to determine which way to go.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello again Brad,

How are you going with this?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary