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    I have late 2006 honda city, its steering wheel efficiency is not like other city cars, honda company does not agree with me and their engineers give the theory that its electronic steering and its efficiency increses with the speed of the engine, can any one tell me what to do with this, sometime i have to pull my steering back to zero after the turn.

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    pulling back of steering manualy is an alignment issue. EPS does not help in bringing the steering back in centre. Is there any indication or light of EPS when u drive it?
    Keep a cool head and wear seatbelts!

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    I have city 2006 since last march and have not experienced any problems. The steering is light and automatically returns to the straight ahead position without applying any force.
    Did you try another city for comparison. there maybe some difference between hydraullic PS in other brands and Hondas EPS

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    Power Steering:
    Check the power steering fluid level and pump belt tension .
    Start the engine, let it idle, and turn the steering wheel from lock-to-lock several times to warm up the fluid.
    Attach a commercially available spring scale to the steering wheel. With the engine idling and the vehicle on a clean, dry floor, pull the scale as shown and read it as soon as the tyres begin to turn.
    If the scale reads no more than 29 N (3.0 kgf, 6.6 lbf) the gearbox and pump are OK.
    If the scale reads more than 29 N (3.0 kgf, 6.6 lbf), check the gearbox and pump.

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    EPS:

    Start the engine, let it idle.
    Attach a commercially available spring scale to the steering wheel. With the engine idling and the vehicle on a clean, dry floor, pull the scale as shown and read it as soon as the tyres begin to turn.
    If the scale reads no more than 29 N (3.0 kgf, 6.6 lbf). If it reads more, check for steering linkage

    Source: Honda Civic Service Manual

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    @Spectra is right about the alignment issue. In addition to that, the returning back issue is also dependent on other factors like road condition, tyre inflation etc.

    Do get the alignment checked....and also keep in mind the other factors. If still there is some problem, ask Honda people to change it.....
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    @Testdriver

    Its a honda city
    Keep a cool head and wear seatbelts!

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    @testdriver
    Asking the suzuki people to change it will not solve the problem as the car is a Honda City.

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    y would suzski fix the problem it?
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    @engineers
    Honda guys are so stupid, steering gets harder & havier with the increase of speed & engine rpms. It's soft & lighter in idle.
    There could be an indication light with steering sign in your instrument panel. Do check whether it's normal?

    Suzuki won't be able to fix the problem - it's EPS, not fluid driven.
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    its harder when the car is stoped .....i think..............when its moving it easizer to move around
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    hmmm Yeah ... its power steering is very light ...
    Levels are not achievd but levels are created...

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    Keep in mind This is EPS Electronic Power Steering,,, not hydralic...there is no belt no pump....

    Drive another honda city..and get your city driven by another city driver...

    If the EPS orange light takes sum time to turn off when you start... or it comes on while the engine is running...then there is sumthing wrong with the electric motor...


    this is a speed sensitive power steering.. will get harder at high engien speed..and will stay light with low engin espeed... this is a safety feature...
    Do the environment a favour, Use less airconditioning .. and please walk to the shop to get a pack of cigarretes..its only a 3 min walk..

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    Dear friends , I have driven other city also it does not behave the way my city does, i have changed the rim and tyres , does this effect the efficiency of EPS.

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    @engineers

    If you have installed larger tyres (especially wider) than the ones specified in the manual it will affect the efficiency of EPS in a negative way.
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    under inflated front tyres also put unnecessary load on EPS.
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    what proflie u used? with tires?
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    70/185 with 14 rim

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    The correct tyre size maintaining over all correct diameter is 185/65 R14. you have bigger tyre that will affect the speedo meter as well as incorrect processing of vehicle speed and other related data by the cars ECU. I too have 185/65 R14 tyre size and there is no problem with steering. Guys out there even have 205 tyres with no complaints.
    Get hold of Honda Guys or call there service manager at Lahore.

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    The correct tyre size maintaining over all correct diameter is 185/65 R14. you have bigger tyre that will affect the speedo meter as well as incorrect processing of vehicle speed and other related data by the cars ECU. I too have 185/65 R14 tyre size and there is no problem with steering. Guys out there even have 205 tyres with no complaints.
    Get hold of Honda Guys or call their service manager at Lahore.

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    195/50 or 55-15r is good profile too i heard
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