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Fiat year:95 uno Start plus 14 ie - potential for power steering?

Hi,

A year ago i was told by a mechanic whilst looking under the bonnet, that my uno had facility to enable it to have power steering, because it had this black box.

Not sure if my uno has this capability, any 1 out there got any idea.

Also, any 1 know what it'd cost to get a new handbrake?

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Re: Fiat year:95 uno Start plus 14 ie - potential for power steering?

do you really need power steering??? The Uno is not a heavy car and the steering is definetely not heavy...maybe just a little bit for parking!! Costs would probably be to high to make it feasable!!
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Re: Fiat year:95 uno Start plus 14 ie - potential for power steering?

Drinu is correct....IMO.

Infact however I disagree with the idea of it being a light car and not necessary. I drove a scenic with PAS for months before my uno, I found the steering heavy and it meant even at speed some tight cornering took too much effort.
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Hi charton - Welcome to the forum…

Not sure about the power steering – I might need it myself soon lol.

What’s wrong with your handbrake?

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Re: Fiat year:95 uno Start plus 14 ie - potential for power steering?

I've got power steering..

Its called a gym membership
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I’m thankful to be hear and walking and that...

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Re: Fiat year:95 uno Start plus 14 ie - potential for power steering?

Luke, seriously, I used to think like you in that PAS was only for elderly people and weak women. However, having all the experience of both makes me feel that although the strength isn't a problem it's the speed of quick turning etc.
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Luke, seriously, I used to think like you in that PAS was only for elderly people and weak women. However, having all the experience of both makes me feel that although the strength isn't a problem it's the speed of quick turning etc.
i was just ribbing But i didnt really notice the difference of power steering. i went from a non PS learner car, to 1 with, then back to the uno with no PS. speed of turning the wheel hasnt really affected me that noticbly. Although makes a big difference in my dads range rover vs my mum vitara (non PS). Tryin to park that - nightmare
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Re: Fiat year:95 uno Start plus 14 ie - potential for power steering?

No, I never noticed it at first but when I compared them at a later date it was a huge difference. The other thing is brakes, it's amazing to drive a car that has proper brakes unlike the uno - I went from the scenic with ABS etc. to the Uno with the crap that they have (despite replacing the whole system). My laguna has brakes too which is good

You can't get a proper idea of driving in a learners car but you know that.
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Quote Originally Posted by The Negotiator
No, I never noticed it at first but when I compared them at a later date it was a huge difference. The other thing is brakes, it's amazing to drive a car that has proper brakes unlike the uno - I went from the scenic with ABS etc. to the Uno with the crap that they have (despite replacing the whole system). My laguna has brakes too which is good

You can't get a proper idea of driving in a learners car but you know that.
Ahh, now brakes i'll totally agree on. The uno has terrible ones. To the point if i drive another different car, its like doing an emergency stop when applying the same force as a gentle stop in the uno

But back to PS, i've had a play around in a few cars - with and without PS, and its made little difference to me. To the point of i prefer non power steering - i like a little force feedback I had a go of my aunts street KA with PS and its terrible, the wheel turns but doesnt feel like anythings going on. I had to get out and check the wheels had turned! So in short i feel it only makes a difference on bigger heavier cars. I can turn the wheel just as quick and manouvre well without PS, but when you got huge wheels and a heavy car - then its essential

Oh and in the learners car, i had a pretty good grasp of different things. My instructor believed that kids would be kids and so tought how to handle the car "properly" as an "extra" module to the pass+
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Re: Fiat year:95 uno Start plus 14 ie - potential for power steering?

Same about the emergency stop thing, I drove my friends Fiesta (53 reg I think) and went to stop at the end of a road, bam, whoops, sorry guys

PAS = much quicker steering, I promise!
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Re: Fiat year:95 uno Start plus 14 ie - potential for power steering?

Quote Originally Posted by The Negotiator
Same about the emergency stop thing, I drove my friends Fiesta (53 reg I think) and went to stop at the end of a road, bam, whoops, sorry guys

PAS = much quicker steering, I promise!
only quicker on heavier cars (for me)

Brakes work the opposite way round too. My dad drove my uno a lil while ago, and nearly put it through the garage because he didnt brake hard enough where he was used to his range rover. And dont even get me started on my mum Lets just say she's banned from my car

Anyways we've gone a bit
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Re: Fiat year:95 uno Start plus 14 ie - potential for power steering?

Back on to the handbrake thing.. check your rear brake pads first, its a common problem that they crack and screw up the handbrake.
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Hi again,

Then check https://www.fiatforum.com/uno/22463-1993-1-0ie-handbrake-cables-cylinders-shoes-leavers.html and https://www.fiatforum.com/attachment...achmentid=2380 for stuffy FIAT handbrake pullers. I still haven’t fitted them – that reminds me

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Re: Fiat year:95 uno Start plus 14 ie - potential for power steering?

i very much wouldnt bother with the power steering, lots of money and shldnt make to much difference.
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