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Old 12-24-2018, 05:34 PM
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Question about electric power steering

This is my first vehicle with electric power steering. ls it ok to hold the steering wheel all the way until it stops? l know you're not supposed to do that with traditional hydralic power steering.
 
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yah, you can go lock to lock no issue. my wife does it all the time while parking in tight spots in the city.
 
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Originally Posted by If_It_Fits View Post
This is my first vehicle with electric power steering. ls it ok to hold the steering wheel all the way until it stops? l know you're not supposed to do that with traditional hydralic power steering.
A few seconds during typical parking maneuvers is not a problem.

Keeping a lot of pressure on the steering wheel while the rack is at full lock does force the electric steering motor to use a lot of electricity, you might notice the headlights dim a bit if you try it at night.
 
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Old 12-30-2018, 03:28 AM
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yah, you can go lock to lock no issue. my wife does it all the time while parking in tight spots in the city.
That's good to know. But l won't tell my wife because she may get into the habit of doing that with both cars.
 
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