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Honda Civic Service Manual: Power Steering Assist Check

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1. Power Steering Assist Check

NOTE: This test should be done with original equipment tires and wheels at the correct tire pressure.


1.

Start the engine, and let it idle.



2.

Attach a commercially available spring scale (A) 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 tires begin to turn.


Initial turning load:

34 N (3.5 kgf, 7.6 lbf)


3.

If the scale reads no more than the specification, the power assist is OK. If it reads more, check these items:


Steering linkage

Rack guide adjustment

EPS system


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