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Has anyone upgraded to electric steering and replaced the old outdated hydraulic steering i… I’m thinking of trying to us one from a dart
Because there's no room to run a power steering pump on that Toyota engineThe Goldust build is doing it right now
That is why I like the idea of the Electric pump. If it goes out, you just have manual steering again.Imagine having an electric steering system fail while driving at speed in traffic on the highway.
No thank you, not for me.
I have the same fear of anything that is "drive by wire".
So your Subaru had a physical mechanical linkage as a failsafe?That is why I like the idea of the Electric pump. If it goes out, you just have manual steering again.
I have had a drive by wire failure in my old Subaru Outback. Even that wasn't a big deal. Car just went into limp mode. Still had enough power to get to the side of the road. So much can be done now with tuning and drive by wire. Would love to switch my car over to it someday.
Since Iv worked the ford service department for almost 25 years .. please tell me more about this …as I drive a f150 myself as do most of my coworkers… Iv never seen this before…anything can fail … steering shafts seizing up from rust .. yes. It reverts to manual steering if it does fail.. as all of them do …. Takes steering effort.. if at a complete stop …[/QUOTE]I frequent the F150forums and F150ecoboost.net forum. There were a couple recalls and multiple people that have had theirs seize solid in a turn internal to the rack not the int shaft.[QUOTe
The electric steering in the F150s is on of the biggest fail points on the trucks. Known to lock up.
I'm not trying to say it's worse then hydraulic power steering, but it's not really any better. Saves what 2 hp on the driveline? Even on the Jeep JLs one of the best initial mods for 4wheelers is to swap from the electric to a hydraulic steering set up.Funny how all the worry about electric steering and some saying it is the F150s biggest fault. I am sure if electrical steering lock up was as bad as this group makes it out to be, the NHTA would be all over it. Fact is it is not the widely speculated problem that this group is making it seem.
To all the nay sayers, prove me wrong and I don't mean like 5 cases out of 10 million cars powered with electrical steering.
All I have to say is if it is not reliable, safe, or only a 2hp benefit, then why is nearly every automobile manufacturer producing vehicles with it?I'm not trying to say it's worse then hydraulic power steering, but it's not really any better. Saves what 2 hp on the driveline? Even on the Jeep JLs one of the best initial mods for 4wheelers is to swap from the electric to a hydraulic steering set up.
Because the EPA has demanded such high Mpgs that the OEM's have to try to take as much load off the engine as possible to eek out a .5 more mpg.All I have to say is if it is not reliable, safe, or only a 2hp benefit, then why is nearly every automobile manufacturer producing vehicles with it?
And some folks look for thos couple.hp here and there. For example, oil pump to block port matching. How many folks do that in search of those elusive couple hp? What about removing balance shafts, or under drive pulleys? Just a couple hp each to be gained.
My truck had nothing other than Penz Platinum/ Ultra 5w30 and needed phasers by 72k KM.... 5k mile (8k km) changes... Regardless, There's plenty the service dept ignores.2012. 229000 plus miles on my 3.5 never had one problem… phasers and chains fail due to lack of proper oil changes…. I never go more than 5 k …. All these manufacturers are recommending 7500-10k mile oil changes and the oil breaks down … then you add in wrong viscosity or filter and or non synthetic oil at these fast oil change shops it’s a disaster waiting to happen…. I personally run full synthetic and only motorcraft filters on all my vehicles… fords, turbo dodges and dodge ram and have only had one engine failure on a t3