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Old 02-13-2012, 06:49 PM
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STEERING HANDELING PROBLEM PLZ HELP

hi does any one no what is going on with my car, as im driving it the steering seems to be fine and all of a suden the steering tryes to go left and if i let go of the steering wheel it will go left and it does the same but to the right side aswell, its like i have to fight with the steering to keep it straight, and some days its fine for about 10min then the same s.h.i.t! i dont feel safe going 0ver 60mph, cause the car drifts, sways, over the road its quite scary tbh. theres no lights on the dash either. to add, its loverd about 35mm, its a 2.2 vti with 4ws, is it possible that the 4ws is causing this? any suggetions wud be great. regards ryan,
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Re: STEERING HANDELING PROBLEM PLZ HELP

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if im in the low revs about 10-30mph its ok, but if i bore it in any gear it pulls me really tight to the right, an sometimes sways the other way. also wen i go above 50mph driving round corners it drifts me left right, feels like the back end is going.
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Re: STEERING HANDELING PROBLEM PLZ HELP

Go get an alignment
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Re: STEERING HANDELING PROBLEM PLZ HELP

Have you done any work to the suspension?

That body sway can be loose bolts to worn out bushings.
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Re: STEERING HANDELING PROBLEM PLZ HELP

check for a power steering leak
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Re: STEERING HANDELING PROBLEM PLZ HELP

For starters - you don't need to start 2 threads with the same title and same issue.


Second - the electric 4ws system is known to have electrical issues where some of the wheels will lock up time to time when the units start to fail.


Having an issue with your power steering won't cause the car to pull to the left or the right. It is very odd that your issue switches between the left and the right - so I would almost think it's something within your steering rack if not the electronic sensors for the 4ws system.


But also go over your suspension components and check for any bad balljoints/bushings/loose parts etc - for a precaution

Join www.preludeuk.com - they will be of more help since they all have the electric 4ws systems on their cars where as most the members here have USDM Preludes, which did not come with that system.

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