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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Assisted steering becomes stiff once in motion

    assuming the 450 is set with Positive caster' and is nonadjustable
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  2. #12
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    Default Re: Assisted steering becomes stiff once in motion

    yeh! the ****ers a nylon worm gears on the rack. Brains from swatch art

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Assisted steering becomes stiff once in motion

    Takes brains to build a rack with a nylon worm gear. I have a spare rack from the salvage yard which _I'm going to cut it open. I'll post my results

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    Default Re: Assisted steering becomes stiff once in motion

    I fixed the binding worm gear/wheel on my Civic by getting a spare rack and removing the worm gear. I used a dremel tool to cut sharp teeth into the worm gear, and then used it to manually "hob" the worm wheel on my old rack. The result was a perfect steering rack (well, as perfect as EPAS can be) with no binding at all.

    It only takes a tiny bit of swelling or deformation of the nylon worm wheel to cause a lot of binding, I shaved off very small amounts of plastic to fix it.

    Suspension is non-adjustable, though rear camber can be changed by fitting wedges between the bearing housing and the axle. The design of the front makes changing camber much harder, you can't use eccentric camber bolts etc. You might be able to adapt an adjustable top mount from something else, though bodywork mods would be required.
    Last edited by mikerj; 6th June 2019 at 13:07.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Assisted steering becomes stiff once in motion

    Nothing to see here. No worn significance on components (if I had a new one to compare it). Conclusion electrics? that squib mechanism may have poor magnetic resistance or the motor?
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    Last edited by Pocetsize; 30th January 2020 at 21:14.

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