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What makes the Picanto steering wheel stiff

    Your car’s steering system is one of its most essential components. Without it, cars can only drive in a straight line, and what use would a car be if it doesn’t go where you want it to go? With that in mind, a problem with your steering system hampers your car’s performance, and puts your personal safety at risk. Just imagine what would happen when you need to make a turn or change lanes and then have your steering suddenly become hard to turn or, heaven forbid, get locked up. The results could be catastrophic.

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    Start by checking tyre pressure If very low, that can make the steering heavier.

    If your car has electric power steering, depending on the design, a failure of the motor will increase effort needed, as will failure of the city/highway switch or the pump if a hybrid system.

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    Excessive tracking errors can make the steering feel ‘wrong’ & that can include having it feel heavier. Sudden change in the weight of the steering for this reason could be because of damage.

    Then look at siezed steering components (track-rod ends, steering box or rack, top-mount, bottom ball-joint, etc.).

    Tags : Steering Wheel