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Old 25-04-2017   #1
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Unhappy Fiat Alebea : steering too light

Hi everyone!

I'm a fresh owner of a 2006 Fiat Albea 1.4 8v and notice that the steering is way too light (at least for me).
I have flushed steering pump liquid (was pit black) with Fuchs atf 3000 but the steering feeling is the same.

I suspect that if I lower steering hydro pressure by applying small changes to the release valve I will get some extra stiffnes. Any advices on this approach?
There is any way to increase the steering stiffness?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Fiat Alebea : steering too light

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Hi everyone!

I'm a fresh owner of a 2006 Fiat Albea 1.4 8v and notice that the steering is way too light (at least for me).
I have flushed steering pump liquid (was pit black) with Fuchs atf 3000 but the steering feeling is the same.

I suspect that if I lower steering hydro pressure by applying small changes to the release valve I will get some extra stiffnes. Any advices on this approach?
There is any way to increase the steering stiffness?

Thanks in advance!
Hi,
MOST modern FIAT's use electric PAS .. only their vans / trucks tend to use hydraulic..

the only suggestion I could make is either;

use heavier oil.. or change the belt and pulley, so it ( turns slower)provides less pumping pressure

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Re: Fiat Alebea : steering too light

Thanks for the reply but I doubt that I can find a heavy Dexron II or VI. Changing the pulley is useless and possible dangerous during acceleration if the steering will suddently go lighter.

I'll try to schedule a wheel alignment check and see if it I can get a positive response to a geometry change.
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