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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Question [B]Steering seems rough on 09 G6[/B]

I have a 2009 G6 with the 3.5l V6. It does not have the ECS system. It has the power steering fluid with pump system. My isssue though is that it seems rough. I have driven many cars and this is the first one that feels like this.

I checked my fluids and they seem good. Could it be a power steering pressure hose issue?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 02:24 PM
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Even the electric pump power steering requires fluid. Mine is also having issues keeps wining on small turns and fluid levels check out.
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Even the electric pump power steering requires fluid. Mine is also having issues keeps wining on small turns and fluid levels check out.
Its not an electric pump steering. Its an electric assist motor inside the column that also turns the steering shaft. No fluid being pumped anywhere
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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I dont have ECS...I have the model that have a power steering pump and stuff...
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What you mean by rough? Does it feel like something is binding or rubbing while you turn the wheel? Or is it just harder to turn than you'd expect?
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It does not have the ECS system.
It's EPS, Electric Power Steering.
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Either way I don't have the electric controlled one. That comes on the 2.4 versions.

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Harder to turn then expected,kinda like its to sharp or tightened. Have always been able to turn the steering wheel with 2 fingers...no way in this car.
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My steering is a little tight. I attributed it to the sporty tuning. I find it easier to steer with a little more stiffer steering. Definitely not like riding in a non power steering car tho.

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I have EPS so my info may not be so useful. But I've noticed my steering to be quite a bit stiffer than any other car I've driven, aside from my buddies manualy steered pickup.

Assuming there may be a problem, do you hear any noises coming from the power steering pump while turning the wheel back and forth? Any inconsistency in the power assist while turning it?
Hopefully someone with hydraulic power steering has more info they can share.
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Mine is hydraulic and I find it to be in line with my expectations. For a test , I tried to steer with two fingers on the way home from work and was not able to. I think its a matter of sporty vs luxury steering. I feel like the stiff steering gives me better feedback which translates to better handling with my "spirited" driving ;-)

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I would agree. Personally I like the heavier steering, makes me feel like there's something attached to the steering wheel. On my moms Buick I can probably turn the wheel by blowing on it. Everytime i drive her car I over steer like crazy the first few turns haha.
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Also good to note that the steering gets stiffer the faster you go. At slow speed turns it is much easier to turn such as in parking lots.

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I guess there just isnt a issue. Going to flush my power steering fluid just to be safe but grr.. I dont like it. But after $10,000 so far , better get used to it haha
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Also good to note that the steering gets stiffer the faster you go. At slow speed turns it is much easier to turn such as in parking lots.
I believe that is due to a few things, Primarily the alignment setup and the force of all the air pushing the car down as you drive along. Sure these aren't race cars, but there is still some amount of down force at speed.


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I guess there just isnt a issue. Going to flush my power steering fluid just to be safe but grr.. I dont like it. But after $10,000 so far , better get used to it haha
Yea can't hurt, hell you can even add a cooler to prolong the life, although I'm sure there's already some sort of mini cooler from the factory.
A good flush might even lighten up the steering a little bit.
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