The Truth About Cars » Power Steering http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 18:35:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Piston Slap: ND Verdict on Electric Power Steering? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/piston-slap-nd-verdict-miata-electric-power-steering/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/piston-slap-nd-verdict-miata-electric-power-steering/#comments Wed, 09 Sep 2015 12:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1163146   San writes: I have been interested in the Mazda MX-5 for a while now. I had a few questions based upon my interest in the 2016 MX-5. Mazda has also decided to switch from hydraulic steering to electric steering in the MX-5. In a niche enthusiast vehicle, is there any reason that this is […]

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  San writes: I have been interested in the Mazda MX-5 for a while now. I had a few questions based upon my interest in the 2016 MX-5. Mazda has also decided to switch from hydraulic steering to electric steering in the MX-5. In a niche enthusiast vehicle, is there any reason that this is […]

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Piston Slap: A Fusion of Malcontent? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-fusion-malcontent/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-fusion-malcontent/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:08:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=988370   Casey writes: Dear Sajeev, I love your column! Anyway long story short I’m an idiot. When I met my wife she had a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac that was in ROUGH shape inside and out, cosmetically and mechanically. She liked her truck though and it worked for us for a few years. Recently […]

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  Casey writes: Dear Sajeev, I love your column! Anyway long story short I’m an idiot. When I met my wife she had a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac that was in ROUGH shape inside and out, cosmetically and mechanically. She liked her truck though and it worked for us for a few years. Recently […]

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Piston Slap: Divorced Sleeper Flew The Coupe? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/piston-slap-divorced-sleeper-flew-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/piston-slap-divorced-sleeper-flew-coupe/#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:21:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=963722   TTAC Commentator raresleeper writes: Hello, Sajeev! I need your wisdom and sound advice, Kind Sir. After what could be called a much needed separation from my wife (undoubtedly the beginning of a very long divorce proceeding), I purchased myself a vehicle. A 2006 Accord Coupe v6 6-Speed. On cold mornings, I have noticed that […]

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  TTAC Commentator raresleeper writes: Hello, Sajeev! I need your wisdom and sound advice, Kind Sir. After what could be called a much needed separation from my wife (undoubtedly the beginning of a very long divorce proceeding), I purchased myself a vehicle. A 2006 Accord Coupe v6 6-Speed. On cold mornings, I have noticed that […]

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Piston Slap: The E-Z Out for My BMW, Minivan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/piston-slap-7/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/piston-slap-7/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:19:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=929906 TTAC regular psarhjinian writes: I just bought a E46 3-Series that needs some care (hey, it was cheap!) and snapped off both bolts holding the alternator to (I think) the oil filter housing. I’ve gotten the alernator off, but the last inch-or-so of the threaded section of one bolt is broken off. Thank you, BMW for […]

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TTAC regular psarhjinian writes: I just bought a E46 3-Series that needs some care (hey, it was cheap!) and snapped off both bolts holding the alternator to (I think) the oil filter housing. I’ve gotten the alernator off, but the last inch-or-so of the threaded section of one bolt is broken off. Thank you, BMW for […]

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Saturn Ion Steering Woes Focus Of NHTSA Probe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/saturn-ion-steering-woes-focus-of-nhtsa-probe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/saturn-ion-steering-woes-focus-of-nhtsa-probe/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:45:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=776793 One of the handful of models already under recall by General Motors over a defective ignition switch, the Saturn Ion faces additional scrutiny by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over failures traced to the vehicle’s electric power steering. Automotive News reports the NHTSA received 846 complaints from owners of 2004 through 2007 Ions over […]

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One of the handful of models already under recall by General Motors over a defective ignition switch, the Saturn Ion faces additional scrutiny by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over failures traced to the vehicle’s electric power steering. Automotive News reports the NHTSA received 846 complaints from owners of 2004 through 2007 Ions over […]

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Piston Slap: Better Steering without the Better Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/piston-slap-better-steering-without-the-better-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/piston-slap-better-steering-without-the-better-car/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:20:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490520 Oliver writes: Sajeev, In December of 2011, through an unfortunate chain of events, I became the not-so-proud owner of a 2007 Malibu. True to its origin as an ex-fleet car, it is saddled with the miserly 4-banger engine rather than the still-slow-but-adequate V6. The only positive attributes of this car are its cheap cost to […]

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Oliver writes: Sajeev, In December of 2011, through an unfortunate chain of events, I became the not-so-proud owner of a 2007 Malibu. True to its origin as an ex-fleet car, it is saddled with the miserly 4-banger engine rather than the still-slow-but-adequate V6. The only positive attributes of this car are its cheap cost to […]

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Piston Slap: The Heat Is On! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/piston-slap-the-heat-is-on/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/piston-slap-the-heat-is-on/#comments Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:21:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452829     Ramin writes: Sajeev, I am not a TTAC member, but I read it almost daily. I suppose I should join soon. Anyway having read your “piston slap: we need your help” post, I have one that has been stumping me for about a year now: The car is an 08 Impreza STI. For […]

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    Ramin writes: Sajeev, I am not a TTAC member, but I read it almost daily. I suppose I should join soon. Anyway having read your “piston slap: we need your help” post, I have one that has been stumping me for about a year now: The car is an 08 Impreza STI. For […]

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Who’s Afraid Of Electric Power Steering? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/whos-afraid-of-electric-power-steering/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/whos-afraid-of-electric-power-steering/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2010 20:38:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=344856 Here’s a challenge: try to find a review of the Toyota Corolla that doesn’t bemoan its numb steering. Now try with a Chevy Cobalt. Or a Venza, or Vibe, Or Rav4, or Equinox. What do these vehicles have in common? Column-mounted electric power steering systems from JTEKT, a Toyota spin-off supplier which has done a […]

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Here’s a challenge: try to find a review of the Toyota Corolla that doesn’t bemoan its numb steering. Now try with a Chevy Cobalt. Or a Venza, or Vibe, Or Rav4, or Equinox. What do these vehicles have in common? Column-mounted electric power steering systems from JTEKT, a Toyota spin-off supplier which has done a […]

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