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Old 3rd January 2009, 15:55   #1
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Default Power steering issue in Alto

Hello Friends,

I was on a weekend drive outskirts of Mysore.
My car went through a bump at about 30 kmph, after that I am feeling hard steering especially at higher speed.

Mine is Alto-Lxi (with power steering, 2 Years) and I could feel now there is some resistance.At higher speeds , the steering used to be silk smooth.

Any inputs what might have went wrong?

I am not comfortable for now taking it to a service station, Its excellently maintained and had never seen service station except for regular servicing dues.

Kindly suggest.

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Shirish.
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First suspect would be the fuse. Did you check that? Had a similar issue and turned out to be the fuse.

Apart from that, if there is something wrong, then you do need to take it to the service center for a through check up.
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I'd also get the steering rack & mounts checked.
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any vibration you are feeling on steering on higher speed.

BTW! does not PS should feel bit harder on higher speed?.
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Thanks Friends, I would get my car checked up at MSS.

SirAlec, yes I agree with you PS should feel bit harder at higher speed because the PS disengages beyond 40kmph, but I could feel its still harder than what it used to be.

Actually even though PS disengages, for Alto, I observed its still very light at higher speeds, probably Alto being relatively a lighter car.

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Get your alignment checked..maybe its out of alignment and hence the harder effort required to steer once the PS disengages.
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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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