jRe: [200q20v] relay controlling seering boost? It's too lig ht!

Phil & Judy Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Mar 6 11:37:07 EST 2001

At 9:43 PM -0500 3/5/01, C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 3/5/01 7:30:55 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>david_haupt at agilent.com writes:
>>  In my case, I think there's no cure for the steering - it's just going to be
>>   numb at speed.  Wider wheels and tires would help, but I don't want to go
>>   through the effort of flaring the car's fenders!  And the wider
>>   would make parking effort worse, and parking effort's pretty bad already.
>>   Dave
>Much of the steering feel is determined by the state of the bushings and your
>alignment.  Note that the steering damper was also used on earlier cars with
>a manual rack...
>I'm using 255's on my car, and the parking level of effort is fine (easy,
>even), as is high speed feel.  Perhaps Brett's pump isn't putting out
>sufficient pressure, and/or his bomb has blown?

I agree with Chris about the adequacy of our cars' PS system (if 
properly working) for parking maneuvers, although I'm using "merely" 
225/15 rubber. At speed,  the steering feel is a little too light for 
my taste. My old '89 Probe GT had speed-sensitive steering boost, and 
I always suspected that it was somehow set up backwards--it was a 
real bear to park yet _very_ light-feeling at speed.

*  Phil & Judy Rose           Rochester, NY  *
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