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    Default Honda City 2004 (Loose Steering and strange driving)

    Hi Guys,

    I have honda city 2004 manual. I installed 170:70:13 (Dunlop) in my car from Lahore. I drove in Lahore and motorway and everything was great along with extraordinary fuel saving. A couple of days ago, i got its alignment done and since then the steering is really loose and car is behaving strange. The steering is extra sensitive as seems out of control. I got it cross checked from a couple of alignment guys but they said "ye apka wehm he". The car does not cut sides but I have to constantly manuever the steering to control the car.

    Is it supposed to be normal ? Is there any person in Pindi and Ismabad that will fix the issue ? I am in Abbottabad btw and the mechanics here SUCK big time

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishassan1 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I have honda city 2004 manual. I installed 170:70:13 (Dunlop) in my car from Lahore. I drove in Lahore and motorway and everything was great along with extraordinary fuel saving. A couple of days ago, i got its alignment done and since then the steering is really loose and car is behaving strange. The steering is extra sensitive as seems out of control. I got it cross checked from a couple of alignment guys but they said "ye apka wehm he". The car does not cut sides but I have to constantly manuever the steering to control the car.

    Is it supposed to be normal ? Is there any person in Pindi and Ismabad that will fix the issue ? I am in Abbottabad btw and the mechanics here SUCK big time
    In my city the responiveness of steering decreases with speed. My PS is more soft at 40km/hr than at 100km/hr. That is the way it should behave. Now the thing I can sense is the car has not been properly toed in or out. Also there can be an issue with camber adjustment. Check with Honda guys because I think the allignment workshop has disturbed the settings.

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    Get ir checked at the earliest, never take the steering problems lightly.

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    Thanks guys but where should I get it checked in Islamabad ?

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    Additionally get one more thing done, ... Check the tie-rod connection, ... get it tightened. I had similar issues with my civic, my advise, resolve it ASAP, as mfarhansabir has said, it shouldn't be taken lightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abzia View Post
    Additionally get one more thing done, ... Check the tie-rod connection, ... get it tightened. I had similar issues with my civic, my advise, resolve it ASAP, as mfarhansabir has said, it shouldn't be taken lightly.
    +1

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    Although I admire "Free advisor" but .... is the following statement true ?

    "The city 2004 was originally equipped with 165/80R13 and its replacement is 185/70R13 so you are using under sized tyres and it is adviced to replace them with either 165/80R13 or 185/70R13. One more thing using under sized tyres is too dangerous as it has lower load index then the OE tyres "

    No offence to Freeadvisor :p

    Just taking a second opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishassan1 View Post
    Although I admire "Free advisor" but .... is the following statement true ?

    "The city 2004 was originally equipped with 165/80R13 and its replacement is 185/70R13 so you are using under sized tyres and it is adviced to replace them with either 165/80R13 or 185/70R13. One more thing using under sized tyres is too dangerous as it has lower load index then the OE tyres "

    No offence to Freeadvisor :p

    Just taking a second opinion

    Well I got the tyres replaces as per the advice of "FreeAdvisor" and it seems the issue has been reduced to a minimum. The small tyres made the steering go wild and the new 185/70/13 got me a DUZZ of 5k but worth spending ..

    Thanks to all the ride is smoooth
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