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 Post subject: speed sensitive steering
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:43 am 
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Hi i have a 97 el fairmont .
Q. does it have speed sensitive steering or is it only the ghia ?
also a friend of mine has a el fairmont ghia & her sss is super easy all the time so at speed it is a bit sketchy ,is there a speed sensor for the rack that needs changing
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 Post subject: Re: speed sensitive steering
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:57 am 
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the steering is not getting firmer at speed on my friends el ghia ,i had a mazda 626 turbo with speed sensitive steer & it had the same problem at speed ,it was a sensor switch on the gearbox ,do the fairmont ghia's have a sensor ?
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 Post subject: Re: speed sensitive steering
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:12 am 
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The EL uses output from the ECU to control a variable valve at the steering rack.
It goes from maximum assistance at low speed, to minimum assistance at road speed. I don't know what the speeds are at which is changes though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: speed sensitive steering
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 1:11 pm 
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Also my el fairmont steer is quite stiff well not as easy as the ghia & not as easy as a ef fairmont i had ,do i need new rack ? it has new steer pump & all hoses new rack ends & tie rod ends new ball joints , any ideas?
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