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Old 18 Dec 2004, 06:13 am
gsl
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Default 93 civic steering hard

i have a '93 civic dx h/b with 250000km on it that i have noticed is
getting harder to turn to the right than the left. would it be the
rack or maybe a bad upper control arm ball joint?

thanks
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Old 18 Dec 2004, 09:33 am
Michael Pardee
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Default Re: 93 civic steering hard

"gsl" <novascrollerNOSPAM@inherentsys.ca> wrote in message
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>i have a '93 civic dx h/b with 250000km on it that i have noticed is
> getting harder to turn to the right than the left. would it be the
> rack or maybe a bad upper control arm ball joint?
>
> thanks


I have a feeling it is the rack - that is where the assist control valve is
located, along with most of what makes the car steer. If there is any
assymetry to the feel when the front wheels are off the ground (and the
engine running), that is a strong indicator of rack trouble.

Just to be sure: there hasn't been any non-Honda fluid added to the power
steering system, has there?

Mike


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Old 18 Dec 2004, 10:07 am
jim beam
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Default Re: 93 civic steering hard

gsl wrote:
> i have a '93 civic dx h/b with 250000km on it that i have noticed is
> getting harder to turn to the right than the left. would it be the
> rack or maybe a bad upper control arm ball joint?
>
> thanks


could be either. disconnect the tie rods & rotate the steering knuckles
by hand. if they both swing fully free, it's the rack. check both
swivel joints for wear while you're in there. use the proper tool to
separate the joints - /way/ cheaper & quicker than making do with a
kludge & messing the tie rod up.

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