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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:20 pm 
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can you put speed senstive power steering on a ef fairmont if so what mods do I have to do? Is it just changing the switch on the power steering?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:31 pm 
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My EL Ghia has speed sensitive power steering and I hardly ever notice it, it isnt worth it

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:16 pm 
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if you can't notice it, then ill say something is wrong!

But i also reckon that the conversion would be more hassle than its worth
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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:22 pm 
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Isn't it a totally different steering rack or something, cause i was gonna rip the stupid speed sensitive power steering crap out of my onld mans EL Ghia. If you haven't driven a car with the speed sensitive steering, i would advise on driving one. Cause i would never get it myself, i hate it with a passion. If i owned a car with it, i would get rid of it.
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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:58 pm 
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i can notice it, but it isnt that great. You get used to it and it doesnt make a dif.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:02 pm 
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you need to get a diff powersteering rack... i just had to get a new one for my el ghia and they sent me the non speed senstive crap... theres a plug or something thats diff... well thats what my mechanic told me..
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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:43 am 
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New rack, new high and low pressure fluid lines and an adaptor on the back of the pump.

1.5 hour swapover job.

And SSPS rules. Makes life with stupidly wide tires bearable. :D
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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:46 am 
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go down to your local ford and take a focus for a test - they all have it!

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:43 pm 
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I have a question with this SSPS..
It may be the reason why i hate the thing so damn much. But even at 100km/h it is way to easy to turn the steering wheel, and even little bumps in the road make the steering wheel turn, which is almost dangerous...
Is there a way to slow the steering up at speed, or could my old man just have a very sensitive one? (which seems rather silly)
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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:48 pm 
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You could pull the plug on the SSPS actuator in the engine bay. That will turn it into standard steering feel.

It doesn't go into full unassisted mode until 120km/h, so at 100 it still is providing extra assistance. Nothing will fix that until he gets a cappa tune that can alter the SSPS assistance. :D

If bumps in the road are pulling the car off track, I would think there was something else wrong under the front. Dud bushes most likely. Has it got factory tickford suspension?

In my both Ghia's, I've never felt the steering was too soft at 100km/h. Bumps in the road, etc, never pulled me off track. It was and is always fairly stable.
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 Post subject: Re: Speed sensitive power steering
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:09 pm 
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Hi all
Im getting a bit of a knockin sound out of my power steering rack when im turning the steering wheel back and forth just in the garage ,getting it checked tomorrow ,but how do you tell if its a sspp its a 99 xh xr8 ,thanks
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 Post subject: Re: Speed sensitive power steering
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Would be a massive job as it is controlled from ecu have to change everything all wiring etc
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