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Hard Steering problem

Discussion in 'Engine Compartment' started by varin11, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. varin11

    varin11 Superiore

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    Mumbai
    Bombay
    Linea 1.3
    I love my Linea MJD. have driven around 46000 kms. recently am sensing hardness in the steering while driving and sometimes after few KMs driven. the TASS said the problem may be the elastic pads in connected to the arms. Any body facing the same issues kindly share.
  2. bhai

    bhai Esperto

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    1,185
    Ahmednagar
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    To
    Varin 11

    Yes it is possibile due to worn out Elastic Pad. Because when we rotate steering,front sturt also rotate. Front Sturt is mounted on Elastic pad.If the pad is rusted then possibility of Steering Hardness.

    Iam changing it. Iam also eager to see the change in Steering Response in my MJD after changing Elastic Pad.

    Other reasons
    1) Check the oil level of HPS
    2) As GP & Linea has soft suspension, problem of low G.clearance is there.
    Any impact OR frequent impacts due to low GC , there is possibility of damage to suspension lower arm & Rail of suspension

    If there are this type of incidence/s ,whole Steering Geometry changes & that's why Steering hardness is there.

    My Elastic Pad had became weak. Because of weak ealstic pad, ground clearance was lowered.

    I was hited frequntly from lower side due to worn out Elastic Pad.

    My steering was also hard. I could take "Right hand Turn" easily but couldn't take " Left Hand Turn" easily.

    Now I am changing bent Suspensio Rail & both Lower Arms ( In Insurance) & Elastic Pad in Warrantee.
    My whole suspension system (Excluding Struts) is going to become new.

    Don't worry ! I will definatly update the thread after doing all repairs.
  3. kr_vasudev

    kr_vasudev Superiore

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    611
    Bangalore

    +1

    I had slight problem of steering feeling hard in my Palio around ~34K KMS, got the HPS Steering fluid replaced, now it is back to normal.

    Thanks
    Vasu
  4. varin11

    varin11 Superiore

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    821
    Mumbai
    Bombay
    Linea 1.3
    I have already got my elastic pad replaced in sept 2010.how it can wear out so fast again
  5. bhai

    bhai Esperto

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    1,185
    Ahmednagar
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    How much KM you used Linea after replacing Elastic Pad ?

    Because Linea requires more replacement of elastic pad than GP.
  6. varin11

    varin11 Superiore

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    821
    Mumbai
    Bombay
    Linea 1.3
    I got them change after 43000KMs
  7. bhai

    bhai Esperto

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    1,185
    Ahmednagar
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    I mean after changing Elastic pad for first time,how much KM you used your Linea ?
  8. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    1,353
    Panchkula
    varin ask the TASS to check the tension & condition of power steering belt
    When steering becomes hard does the power steering light glows on instrument panel?
  9. bhai

    bhai Esperto

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    1,185
    Ahmednagar
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    There is no adjustment of belt of HPS of MJD.
    & Is there Power Steering Malfunction Light in GP & Linea like Maruti Swift ? :confused
  10. varin11

    varin11 Superiore

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    821
    Mumbai
    Bombay
    Linea 1.3
    3500 KMs after the change. I felt the hardness after the pads change.

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