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Old 6th March 2006, 00:15   #1
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Why Should the Steering not be put in the highest position. The Optra Booket says so (page 3-14) Why shouldnot the highest position be put? Is it to do with airbag or something? Please some one put light on this.
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I used to hear a "kkkrrrr" sound when turning the steering when i first got my car. It used to go when the steering position is adjusted. It never showed up again tho'.
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Why shouldnot the highest position be put? Is it to do with airbag or something? Please some one put light on this.
Interesting... That sounds like the most probable reason.
The airbags are also the reason manuals say to hold the steering wheel at the 9o'clock and 3o'clock position nowadays intsread of the 10 and 2 position.

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what do you mean by highest position. Do you mean full lock?

At full lock, the powersteering pump is pumping fluid against a wall... so to speak because the rack cant move anymore. its like stuffing a sock into a vaccum cleaner. Hence the sound Karthik described.
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what do you mean by highest position. Do you mean full lock?
Hey Mpower,

I think he means adjusting the steering using the lever on the "steering column" that lets you move the steering wheel up and down for purely ergonomic reasons...

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Hey Mpower,

I think he means adjusting the steering using the lever on the "steering column" that lets you move the steering wheel up and down for purely ergonomic reasons...

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Yes thats what i meant. In that a lower position the steering just might touch me so why is it so. Also since Optras come without airbags the instruction is for all optras.
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So it doesnt "break your neck" when the airbag goes off (if the steering is at the upper most position) ?

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So it doesnt "break your neck" when the airbag goes off (if the steering is at the upper most position) ?

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Can you elaborate a bit?
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If the steering is pointing towards your neck and face (upper position), and the airbag inflates (which is does at an incredibly fast rate (thanks to explosives that infate the bag)) the airbag which comes out from within the steering wheel has a higher chance of inflating and injuring your neck and face, even more so if you were not wearing a seatbelt.
I guess this risk is reduced by lowering the steering so the airbag inflates towards your chest.

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