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Old 25th May 2010, 20:30   #16
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Is there any way to check the EPS by oneself?
You can check whether the EPS is responding or not yourselves. Other than that you cannot do anything !
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You can check whether the EPS is responding or not yourselves. Other than that you cannot do anything !
How Mithun? are there any tests? or just whether the steering is hard compared to other cars?
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Old 26th May 2010, 20:16   #18
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Steering will be extremely hard or frighteningly light.

Or you can go to a service center and hook up a scan tool to check the sensors.
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Found an answer on the forum itself:

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Simple way to check if the power steering is working. With ignition off and on is the power required to turn the steering the same?

If the car is off steering will be heavy as the power steering is switched off. When engine is running the EPS turns on and the steering will be light. If this is not happening then your PS fuse is blown or some problem with EPS. If the steering is light with engine on but still not as light as before get the suspension and rack checked.
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Old 26th September 2015, 23:02   #20
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Reviving an old topic as i am facing a similar problem with my 2008 Swift VXi.

Couple of weeks back, i got the routine wheel alignment and balancing done and for few days after, everything seemed normal however since last couple of days i noticed the steering has become too stiff and hard. Its gone bad to that extent that even after driving 5-10kms at a stretch, i experience pain in my right arm and wrist.

Could this be die to alignment gone wrong or something else to be checked? Any pointers would be helpful.

Thanks in advance!
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Reviving an old topic as i am facing a similar problem with my 2008 Swift VXi.

Couple of weeks back, i got the routine wheel alignment and balancing done and for few days after, everything seemed normal however since last couple of days i noticed the steering has become too stiff and hard. Its gone bad to that extent that even after driving 5-10kms at a stretch, i experience pain in my right arm and wrist.

Could this be die to alignment gone wrong or something else to be checked? Any pointers would be helpful.

Thanks in advance!
Please get your power steering fluid level checked. It could have gone low.
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Reviving an old topic as i am facing a similar problem with my 2008 Swift VXi.

Couple of weeks back, i got the routine wheel alignment and balancing done and for few days after, everything seemed normal however since last couple of days i noticed the steering has become too stiff and hard. Its gone bad to that extent that even after driving 5-10kms at a stretch, i experience pain in my right arm and wrist.

Could this be die to alignment gone wrong or something else to be checked? Any pointers would be helpful.

Thanks in advance!
Post the alignment readings you must have got after you got the alignment done. It must be too much toe in dialed which is making your steering suddenly hard.
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Post the alignment readings you must have got after you got the alignment done. It must be too much toe in dialed which is making your steering suddenly hard.

Is there any specific reading that i should post? Sorry about the silly question but i can see various measurements listed under front axle like castor, KPI, camber, individual toe, total toe setback and included angle.
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