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    i drove civic exi 98 after few months and found out power steering feel is too loose.. like your driving on ice,,especially when car gets faster. it has 185/65/14 tires,, i need comments on what if 205 tire size make civic steering harder or it remains as of a luxury car? already huge steering dia of 15" makes my arms go everywhere while turning the car

    it seems to me i may have to rebuilt a civic according to my specs.
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    r u selling of your coRolla or what?
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    no this is nothing to do with corolla- that remains as is
    ,,, unless you know the track, you're not good enough to sit behind the wheel." K T

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    it is likely lack of pressure in the power steering rack. when you turn a power assisted steering wheel, high pressure fluid from the power steering pump enters the steering rack. if there is a leak, you will loose that pressure and the wheel will turn very softly or loosely.

    i am guessing this. can you check to see if there is a leak under the car. generally where you park.

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    no leaks of any sort.
    ,,, unless you know the track, you're not good enough to sit behind the wheel." K T

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    i think its normal
    uve used to the corolla ,u will feel normal after u drive it for a longer period of time.
    frankly the main purpose of the power steering is to make handling of the car softer,effortless,easy.
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    then maybe because of your big biceps lol

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    if there is no leak, then it is likely not the belt or the pump but something mechanical.

    I looked into my shop manual and it says:

    "Possibilities include missing or worn Isolator bushings, worn or broken steering column to steering rack coupling, bad ball joints, bad inner and/or outer tie rod ends, loose wheel bearings and, of course, a bad power steering rack"

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    i gave it to mechanic to fix the rubber bushings also change timing belt/air filter etc (chk a to z)- car ran good troublefree for 4 years since i bought it never died on road.
    ,,, unless you know the track, you're not good enough to sit behind the wheel." K T

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    I drive a 96 civic with 195-60-15 size tires. I upgraded from stock tires. The steering did become harder, but the difference was very slight. 205s will probably make it harder.
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    problem detected was in suspension

    well let me see how much improvement i get...spending 10k on rubber bushings/parts etc.
    ,,, unless you know the track, you're not good enough to sit behind the wheel." K T

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    best of luck hope it works out well
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    have a 00 civic with 205/16 tires

    the steering is light compared to standard rolla XE power stairing thou i like, its accurate enough

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    welcome to the honda camp!
    put in b18c1/5, h22 if u want the torque, or maybe k20/4
    and burn 20v into ashes (6)
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    @Redbull,

    you're giving advise to the wrong guy buddy! LOL
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    600 days old on pakwheels; i think i know (6)


    burn 20v!
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    Rashid Bhai Driving Civic OMG ...
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    TOYOTA Sprinter 86- AE80 DOHC 20v'D TOYOTA Corolla 98- AE101 4AFE 16v

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    if your mechanic can get some polyurethane material bushings (a honda dealership will have some), you will call me to say thanks later on.

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    215/45/R17 and you got yourself a stiff sporty ride
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    215 might not clear and rub on a 98 cylestyne bhai and will be off for the diameter also. 205-40-17 is better.

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