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Discussion in 'Technical' started by gururajanv, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Mumbai
    Re: Punto active steering lock not working

    Steering lock in my Linea also does not seem to be working now. Earlier it used to work - shut off the engine & slightly move steering, it locks with a click. Now its not working. An item to be on the job card for 30K kms service approaching in next 1 month
  2. Re: Punto active steering lock not working

    Well I always used to lock it with the engine running. I tried it once with the engine switched off but the steering didn't move. Never heard the 'click' sound either. How do I verify if the steering is indeed locked? Because with the key off, it is anyway difficult to rotate the steering.
  3. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Mumbai
    Re: Punto active steering lock not working

    How do you do it while engine is running?
  4. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Punto active steering lock not working

    That's funny Amit. :)
    But, I would like to know how to rotate the steering and how much(in degrees)? Because even I'm unable to rotate the steering without exerting force and it is not recommended to rotate it with the engine switched off anyways.

    Also, does the steering lock after certain degrees of rotation in any position or does it lock when it reaches a particular angle?
  5. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Punto active steering lock not working

    I think the angle you need to move it in range of 2-5 degree.
    It doesn't need very hard effort, so leave it as it is, check this with some other cars first and then put pressure accordingly to your car.
  6. Re: Punto active steering lock not working

    I learned something today. What I used to do was , as soon as the car came to a complete stop, I used to rotate the steering to one side, then switch off the engine and take the key off. I was under the false impression that I was locking the steering. Checked out the 'steering lock' section of the manual today . Need to try that out. Wish I was explained this feature during the delivery of the car :A
  7. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Mumbai
    Re: Punto active steering lock not working

    Steering lock can only happen when you turn off the engine & slightly move the steering to any one side. It snugly fits into a standstill position from where it does not move a centimeter. I'm feeling that steering lock in my Linea has stopped working.
  8. gaur4v

    gaur4v

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    Chandigarh
    Re: Punto active steering lock not working

    Got fixed on Tuesday by Joshu Auto Zone, they took 2 hours . :dance
  9. NAREN64

    NAREN64

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    COIMBATORE
    Re: Punto active steering lock not working

    What had gone wrong in the steering locking mechanism, please inform.
  10. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    1,109
    Chembur Mumbai
    Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Punto active steering lock not working

    Well even i fail to understand how can u lock the steering when the engine is on???
    Well the purpose of the steering lock is to lock the steering wheel when the car is parked and the engine is powered off...

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